All Verb Noun
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  • The journey of love has been rather a lacerating, if well-worth-it, journey. Cited from Fantasia of the Unconscious, by D. H. Lawrence
  • Suddenly he again felt that he was alive and suffering from a burning, lacerating pain in his head. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • Unable to gain entry to his parents' house, he broke a window, badly lacerating his arm.
  • He cannot prevent himself from probing and lacerating the wound in his soul. Cited from Shakespearean Tragedy, by A. C. Bradley
  • The man's own suffering at that moment was lacerating. Cited from The Triumph of John Kars, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • One sentence of that letter keeps sharp its lacerating point for the reader of to-day. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 75, January, 1864, by Various
  • Two of them dragged him back by the heels, while the dogs were lacerating his face and body. Cited from Report on the Condition of the South, Carl Schurz
  • But he found that they were inseparable parts of himself, and that what he was lacerating was his own flesh. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • He tore at them with his fingers and found that it was his own flesh that he was lacerating. Cited from Sowing and Reaping, by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • There was no other person in the world to whom she could thus have revealed that inner agony, that lacerating shame. Cited from The Bars of Iron, by Ethel May Dell
  • He tried to recall that long-forgotten conversation, lacerating himself with the pain of its tenderness. Cited from The Cow Puncher, by Robert J. C. Stead
  • But I could afford no words for her, so cruelly was misery lacerating me. Cited from Aylwin, by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  • He had a good voice, and he sang with a certain lacerating fire, but his pronunciation made it all funny. Cited from England, My England, by D.H. Lawrence
  • He sat clawing with one foot after another, lacerating his shins and his garments in vain. Cited from The Cock-House at Fellsgarth, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • What could be more lacerating to the dignity of nineteen years. Cited from A College Girl, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Poor Merrick could not help laughing, though his broken ribs were lacerating his flesh. Cited from Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2, by George Hoar
  • The words stuck to him like the shirt of Nessus, lacerating his very spirit. Cited from Dr. Wortle's School, by Anthony Trollope
  • The contemplation of the mouldering remains of her partner through life must have been, even to her savage mind, most lacerating. Cited from Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827, by Earle
  • These brutal attacks work on the active sensitive feelings, lacerating and confusing them. Cited from The Education of the Child, by Ellen Key
  • Though lacerating his liver and causing a bone fracture, he still managed to safely stop the bus.
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Root form of lacerating is lacerate for the verb.

Meaning of lacerating

  • verb Cut or tear irregularly
  • verb Deeply hurt the feelings of; distress
    his lacerating remarks