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burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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Anne Askew was born in 1521 to a Lincolnshire family of the gentry class and, at the age of twenty-five, was burned at the stake on 16 July 1546.
The other emphasizes the courage she showed when faced with the sad termination of her short life, when she was burned at the stake in Rouen.
The bar keeper was burned at the stake in Market Square for heresy in 1612 and spent his final days in the Guildhall cells.