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sti nging

  • n  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    he felt the stinging of nettles
  • v  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  • v  deliver a sting to
  • v  saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
  • v  cause a stinging pain
  • v  cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
  • s  (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    a stinging comment

  • Floating, stinging, punching, prophesying, he transformed his sport and became the world's most adored athlete.
  • In the stinging blown sand they lay, a polyglot army: Britons, Anzacs, Indians, even some Poles and Free Frenchmen, 40,000 men at most.
  • They were the stinging phrases of a prophet, a man demanding justice not just in the hereafter, but in the here and now.
News & Articles

  • Indonesia's Forest Fires Sting Singapore As Smog Turns Hazardous
    Living in Beijing, I know well how smog blights daily life. I'm sympathetic to Singapore's plight on a day when air quality plunged to new lows (or highs), the result of clear-cut forest fires across the strait in Indonesia, which has been dragged into a war of words with its neighbour. Stinging air pollution is a drag on tourism in Singapore and southern Malaysia and a turn-off for foreign ...
    June 21, 2013 - Forbes
  • U.S. House rejects farm bill
    In a stinging defeat for Oklahoma Republican Rep. Frank Lucas, a five-year farm bill failed as Democrats rebelled against cuts to the food stamp program and spending on subsidies.
    June 20, 2013 - The Oklahoman
  • Did Ray Allen foul Manu Ginobili in the final seconds of OT in Game 6? (Video)
    San Antonio Spurs fans are likely licking their wounds right about now, still stinging from an NBA Finals Game 6 that saw the boys in black and grey snatch defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to some late-game errors … Continue reading ?
    June 19, 2013 - Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

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