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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAZING

There was not one of the hazing party who had entirely escaped injury.

The crew have been hazing the officers now for two hours, and have had the best of it most of the time.

"It is clear enough that they are hazing me," said Captain Shuffles, sadly.

Private Hal Overton had meant to take all his hazing good-humoredly.

It intimated a bit of hazing, but hazing of a quality that the faculty could only wink at.

There was a good deal of horseplay, and also something in the way of hazing.

He opened the eyes which had been hazing over with clouds of imagination and excitement.

It was the first time since the hazing they had entered it without fear or apprehension.

I think you sophs are going a little too far in this hazing business.

Underneath the fun and the hazing, there is, on all sides, sincere appreciation of merit.

WORD ORIGIN

brutal initiation of college freshmen, 1848, said to be a Harvard word ("This word is used at Harvard College, to express the treatment which Freshmen sometimes receive from the higher classes, and especially from the Sophomores" -- "Collection of College Words and Customs," Boston, 1851); see haze (v.).

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