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  • n. Plural form of bruising.


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  • It was the first of many bruisings to come in the "Evita" saga.

    Madonna Tangos With Evita

  • And I waked seven hours after, and surely I did ache very bitter, as I did move my body; for the bruisings did be gotten hold of me.

    The Night Land

  • I near cried out with the pains of my bruisings; for I was all gone stiff in my sleep, and as that I did be more sore than ever; and this to be because I had fought again, as you do know, and surely had been hurt more by the Four – Armed Man than I had known.

    The Night Land

  • And she was heedful then that she turned the garments upon the hot rock; and afterward did attend to my bruisings.

    The Night Land

  • And the Maid had somewhat so tender and sweet in her eyes as she looked upon the bruisings, that I did be very happy and to glow with contentment.

    The Night Land

  • After her injury, she began to show "symptoms" - bruisings, sometimes inability to walk, chronic pains, and the like, which she claimed were signs of some very obscure illness that was usually caused by injuries similar to hers.

    bard Diary Entry

  • The bruisings, black eyes, broken noses, split lips and skulls and several men nursing damaged hands, arms and fingers left no doubt in Thian's mind that there had been a major brawl.

    Damia's Children

  • Look here at the inner side of his upper arms, those round black bruisings in the muscle.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • Both the rejection of Christ by the unbelieving in the time of grace, and the rejection of the unbelieving by Christ when he comes for judgment, are bruisings; but the second is to the first, as the power of a great rock is to the power of a man.

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • An insane craving for him raged within her as her memory renewed his kisses on her lips, his crushing arm-clasp, the strength that wooed with delicious bruisings, the strong personality that smote against her own until she longed to stay the smiting.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel


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