American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of sting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of sting.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of sting.
- adj. aroused to impatience or anger
“But the criticism of not winning a title stung him, as it does LeBron, who couldn't win in Cleveland last season with Shaq as part of his supporting cast.”
“With Canada's debt-to-GDP ratio heading for a record 72 percent, the moniker stung.”
“The bull, again stung to fight, charged once more.”
“The Lightning again stung the Flames on the power play, scoring with the man advantage for the seventh time to take a 1-0 lead with 6: 29 remaining when Fedotenko snapped home the rebound of a shot by Brad Richards from the point.”
“The centaur's exclamation wasn't entirely because the coins stung, but because of the pun.”
“Robert Person contributed to his former team's offensive woes with six superb innings and two errors by surehanded second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo led to the go-ahead run as the Phillies again stung New York, 6-3.”
“The dead coma had left his brain, and the calling of his name stung his senses to keen attention.”
“A strong odour of hemp and resin stung his nostrils.”
“The name stung Mr. Renshaw to indignation, as Smith's had done.”
“The word stung Theodora, and she started up abruptly.”
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