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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURT

Oh, I see—and of course you'd like your revenge—carrying me off from him just to hurt him.

I was so disappointed and hurt and heartsick, and he kissed me and soothed me.

But you thought the girl had cut loose from you, and it hurt you.

I don't wish to hurt you, but I must be perfectly honest with myself and with you.

The woman was not at all of a bad sort, only her dignity was hurt.

Not accustomed to be hurt, it resented hurt when it came the more sorely.

It was easy for him unhurt to think what he would do if he were hurt.

I was trying to find the house of a young man who has been hurt.

Yet there had been a look on her face when she saw those two which startled and hurt him.

I trust that you have taken no hurt from all that you have gone through yesterday.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to injure, wound" (the body, feelings, reputation, etc.), also "to stumble (into), bump into; charge against, rush, crash into; knock (things) together," from Old French hurter "to ram, strike, collide," perhaps from Frankish *hurt "ram" (cf. Middle High German hurten "run at, collide," Old Norse hrutr "ram"). The English usage is as old as the French, and perhaps there was a native Old English *hyrtan, but it has not been recorded. Meaning "to be a source of pain" (of a body part) is from 1850. To hurt (one's) feelings attested by 1779. Sense of "knock" died out 17c., but cf. hurtle. Other Germanic languages tend to use their form of English scathe in this sense (cf. Danish skade, Swedish skada, German schaden, Dutch schaden).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HURT

ache

verbfeeling soreness or dull pain, often physical

ached

verbfeeling soreness or dull pain, often physical
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