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b luh juhn

  • n  a club used as a weapon
  • v  overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas
  • v  strike with a club or a bludgeon

  • We're not people who club and bludgeon people to death any more.
  • The wingnuts used Connecticut as a rationale for continuing to wave the bloody shirt of Islamist terrorism as a partisan bludgeon.
  • Odhaib clawed the masks off three before they managed to get her by the hair and bludgeon her with the butt of a pistol.
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  • Senate Faces July 1 Deadline for Student-Loan Reform
    Over 7 million college students will see their subsidized student-loan rates double on July 1 if Congress can’t reach a compromise to avert the hike. In the meantime, House Republicans — having acted first this time — are using the issue to bludgeon Democrats. With federal subsidized Stafford-loan rates set to spike from 3.4% to 6.8%, House Republicans passed a bill on May 23 that would tie the ...
    June 25, 2013 - Swampland

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in FOXNews
    My deepest thanks to the academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town,Day-Lewis said.
  • Shami Chakrabarti in Derbyshire Times
    But Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti said: "Stop and search is one tool of policing but use it as a bludgeon not a rapier and you alienate far more people than you protect. Formal complaints about stop-and-search are inevitably the tip of the...
  • Edvard Munch in BBC News
    Comparisons of Israel to the Nazis are a deeply cynical perversion of history, an attempt to turn the tragedy that befell the Jewish people into a bludgeon against Israel. While we have come to expect to see such and hear this type of inflammatory... Abraham Foxman Anti-Defamation League (press release) Jan 5, 2009 11041 15385 blue-black Munch wrote of the painting: I was walking along a path with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red. I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black...

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