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  • v. Present participle of canker.


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  • Love turned to hate and treachery, and bitter, cankering pain.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • A cankering disease, due, it is believed, to the action of certain bacteria, presently seized upon it.

    The War of The Worlds

  • But it was too much to hope for a long-lasting federal law, if only because of the “cankering jealousy of the general government with which some of the states are so deeply affected.”

    A History of American Law

  • The Marchesa was attentive, and the Confessor added, “She is not immortal; and the few years more, that might have been allotted her, she deserves to forfeit, since she would have employed them in cankering the honour of an illustrious house.”

    The Italian

  • To Madame Hanska he revealed more the cankering disappointment, just as he had a twelvemonth previously, after the mishap of the School for Husbands and


  • In vain, you will have harassed your mind with cankering thoughts for half a lifetime; for it will be just as if you had gone through the confused mazes of a dream on the third watch!

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Thus thought Maria — These are the ravages over which humanity must ever mournfully ponder, with a degree of anguish not excited by crumbling marble, or cankering brass, unfaithful to the trust of monumental fame.

    Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

  • Benny Hinn in Harare, called on Christian churches to join his government in a battle to restore moral values and fight "the cankering worm of debauchery and the affliction of homosexuality."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • When a lust hath lain long in the heart, corrupting, festering, cankering, it brings the soul to a woful condition.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers

  • She could not quite make up her mind to touch the feverish bills with the cankering copper in them, and left them airing themselves on the table.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861


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  • "present participle of English." --Wikipedia

    April 14, 2011