Slay

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Historical TalesPlay
Slay often appears in stories with knights, battles, or mythical creatures. SlideIn legends, heroes slay monsters to save kingdoms.
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Not for PeoplePlay
Using 'slay' for real-life violence is outdated and insensitive. SlideIn news, use 'kill' not 'slay' for crime reports.
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Literal UsePlay
Slay means to kill in a forceful, violent manner. SlideThe fantasy novel described how the warrior slayed the ogre.