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verb as in prick, pain

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Now, as female-founded businesses feel the sting of the pandemic, it’s up to these large institutional backers to get us to the next stage.

From Fortune

While the company wouldn’t say how much revenue that equals or what base the growth was from, that lift had to take some of the sting out of cratering ad sales figures.

From Digiday

People who blunder too close can get painful stings, says Bob Jacobson.

Less-quoted parts of this report from Japan point out that of the 15 people hospitalized for stings and discussed in the paper, those with fewer than 50 stings had a good chance of surviving.

Schmidt has spent decades recording how painful he finds various stings.

Sting took over the lead role to try to draw an audience, but his thumpingly inspirational score was already the hero of the show.

And unless Republicans start pursuing very different priorities in Congress, that prognosis could sting.

The “Sunday Mirror” says it was in the ‘public interest’ to entrap a Conservative MP in an elaborate sex sting.

Now Sting gets his turn, with this musical that he based on his own experiences growing up near a shipyard.

Strangely, he did this by diluting the sting of the ant scene.

The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.

We passed several large sting-rays asleep on the surface of the sea, which our people ineffectually endeavoured to harpoon.

Did still its thorn within my bosom lodge,As I the past recalled; but shame, indeed,Left not its cruel sting within this heart.

"Your bath is ready, sir," said a steward, and a minute later he felt the welcome sting of the cold salt water.

There is a sharp sting in my tongue, my jaws are gripped as by a vise, and my mouth is torn open.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sting, such as: bite, hurt, inspire, burn, electrify, and injure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.