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Historical SignificancePlay
Gallows were common in past justice systems, often mentioned in historical contexts. SlideThe old castle had a gallows where traitors were once hanged.
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Morbid ImageryPlay
The word evokes a grim or chilling feeling, used in dark or serious storytelling. SlideThe gallows loomed ominously in the town square, a warning to all.
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Metaphoric UsePlay
Can symbolize the impending doom or a dire outcome in literary works. SlideHis betrayal led him straight to the gallows of public opinion.