sting

All Noun Verb Adjective
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  • Something hard and white struck him in the face and stung like shot. Cited from The Forest Runners, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Yet no -- for he could not but see how his silence stung me. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • But the fact was that some little personal feeling stung him into the speech. Cited from Macleod of Dare, by William Black
  • They have sharp stings that they know well how to use in their defense. Cited from McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader, by William Holmes McGuffey
  • This is why it gives us such pain if we get stung. Cited from Chambers's Elementary Science Readers, Book I, by Various
  • Most of these cases were related to a relatively large number of stings.
  • The words stung him, and seemed to bring him back to himself. Cited from The Silver Canyon, by George Manville Fenn
  • She looked up and drew back as if the touch stung her. Cited from The Eternal City, by Hall Caine
  • Sand was driven into his face with such force that it stung like shot. Cited from The Texan Star, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • They had fans vote to whom they thought to be the best sting player of all time.
  • If one stings, loss or injury will bear upon you from a friendly source. Cited from 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, Gustavus Hindman Miller
  • Sting then retreated to train for what could have been his final match.
  • I am told he is much stung by what I said. Cited from The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3), by John Morley
  • In the Sting's eight year existence, they never advanced past the second round.
  • We let them take their own time to fly off from us, and neither of us was stung. Cited from Woodside, by Caroline Hadley
  • I was so stung because you would not see what was so visible had you only the mind to see. Cited from The Four Feathers, by A. E. W. Mason
  • One large black one was particularly abundant about houses, and many people got stung by them. Cited from A Book of Natural History, by Various
  • She used to bring him flowers and sit down a moment to rest her feet, which generally stung. Cited from Love Stories, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • All the student's suffering stung her as if she had been struck in the face. Cited from Tess of the Storm Country, by Grace Miller White
  • The cold air stung his face, made breathing better, and after a while he looked up. Cited from How It Happened, by Kate Langley Bosher
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Meaning of sting

  • noun A kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    the sting of death, he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  • verb Deliver a sting to
    A bee stung my arm yesterday
  • verb Cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
    His remark stung her