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  • n. Plural form of stab.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stab.

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Examples

  • And in his defense, the pregnant wife he stabs is far worse than he is.

    Writing Question: Unlikable Protagonists

  • Then a word stabs him again to the knowledge that if he take no step the king's young son will be king after Duncan.

    William Shakespeare

  • The time has come to move beyond the flaccid short-term stabs at stimulating the economy and show the strong, decisive leadership needed to restore confidence in the capital markets.

  • Our most recent Shakespeare "conversation" began with "Bardolatry" on 3.9.2004 and continued with "To read or not to read" on 3.10.2004 (thanks, again, joannejacobs. com) and then with "She speaks poniards, and every word stabs" on 3.14.2004.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • ‘She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.’

    Eternity

  • When asleep, a demon sits on my chest: I drive him away, and a naked sword stabs me furiously; I rise aghast; human blood inundates my couch, and my hand, seized by a hand cold as death, is plunged in that blood and feels hideous moving débris ....

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11

  • She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • Still, some mean natures are small enough to love to give "stabs" that might annoy the recipient; and boys sometimes grow so accustomed to certain articles of wearing apparel that being compelled to "break in" a new pair of running shoes might lose Hugh the great race!

    The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path

  • The mdb modules are compiled C code, so can use the headers from the X server to get the type information, instead of requiring debugging information such as stabs or DWARF be built into the X server binary.

    Sun Bloggers

  • Stitchers 'Wick-drain contractor' stabs '250,000 fabric-tape wicks through sand bed to draw moisture from the soil, speeding consolidation.

    Construction.com: Latest Headlines

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