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Some of them tried it, but the Indians swam after them, stabbing and pulling them under.

She could scratch, kick, and bite—and stab too; but for stabbing she wanted a knife.

He looked at her inquiringly, caught the direction of her stabbing finger.

The girl pulled the sheets from the machine and sorted them while I was stabbing the buzzer.

Stabbing with the pen, therefore, is not merely a metaphorical expression.

Between that, and stabbing these false raptures to the heart, there seemed to be nothing she could do.

He had never seen her look or speak like that—her face so hard, her eyes so stabbing!

Then, as though she had stabbed herself in stabbing him, her face quivered.

She looked from one picture to the other, with eyes as hard and stabbing as the points of daggers.

The man was not quite dead when found and he accused the dead woman of stabbing him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., first attested in Scottish English, apparently a dialectal variant of Scottish stob "to pierce, stab," of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of stub (n.) "stake, nail." Figurative use, of emotions, etc., is from 1590s. Related: Stabbed; stabbing.

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