Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hurt; injury.

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  • noun The act of inflicting a wound.
  • verb Present participle of wound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of inflicting a wound
  • adjective causing physical or especially psychological injury

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Examples

  • His wounding is only the requisite demonstration of his utter commitment to this solitary, but all-important, altruistic act.

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  • His wounding is only the requisite demonstration of his utter commitment to this solitary, but all-important, altruistic act.

    Thoughts on Narnia

  • So the only way that the Commonwealth could prove the intent necessary to support the charge of malicious wounding is to prove that Gordon knew about a “plan” to beat up students, or that he jumped into the fight with the intent that the first assault be allowed to continue uninterrupted.

    First CHS/UVa Attacker Charged and Sentenced at cvillenews.com

  • Yakov, his son by his first marriage, despairing over his relationship with his father, attempted suicide but succeeded only in wounding himself.

    Twenty Letters to a Father

  • Yakov, his son by his first marriage, despairing over his relationship with his father, attempted suicide but succeeded only in wounding himself.

    Twenty Letters to a Father

  • It is a fascinating plant, and at first one feels guilty of cruelty if one does more than look at it, but I have already learned, as all people do here, to take delight in wounding its sensibilities.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • With slanderers, and those who take a pleasure in wounding their neighbour's reputation secretly (v. 5): "Whoso privily slanders his neighbour, either raises or spreads false stories, to the prejudice of his good name, him will I cut off from my family and court."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Aside from the characterization of the soldier as one who is “forcing” our way of life on Afghans and suggesting his wounding is a “sob story” and that his parents should go on welfare, there were a few sane voices:

    2009 March 20 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Aside from the characterization of the soldier as one who is “forcing” our way of life on Afghans and suggesting his wounding is a “sob story” and that his parents should go on welfare, there were a few sane voices:

    Diane Finley Asks For Compassion For Soldier « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Like Descartes, Le Grand used the example of the sword wounding the body to illustrate the non-resemblance or dissimilitude of the relations between external objects and sensations, and sensations and ideas. (1694, p. 327)

    Antoine Le Grand

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