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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARM

We missed our morning mass, it will do us no harm to hear Nones in the Minster.

You shall be reckless as you like—but without your stored energy surplus to harm you.

"Shure a little drink will do me no harm," said Mrs. Malone.

What harm can that swearing coachman do, I should like to know, in the street yonder?

I never in my life saw any harm done by a villain; I wish I could.

I've come to see you for two minutes; I swear I mean you no harm.

Where it is most painful is precisely where it does most harm, among the classes we call professional.

He never meant any harm, but never saw where fun should stop.

Have you reason to think that either one of these girls would wish you harm?

Well, brother, and suppose there were some little inclination, where could the harm be?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hearm "hurt, evil, grief, pain, insult," from Proto-Germanic *harmaz (cf. Old Saxon harm, Old Norse harmr, Old Frisian herm "insult; pain," Old High German harm, German Harm "grief, sorrow, harm"), from PIE *kormo- "pain."

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