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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.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS MUST TAKE ACTION ON DIVERSITY IN VENTURE CAPITALEHINCHLIFFEAUGUST 31, 2020FORTUNE
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.
HOW HEARST UK’S E-COMMERCE REVENUE GREW 322% DURING THE SECOND QUARTERLUCINDA SOUTHERNAUGUST 21, 2020DIGIDAY
Schmidt has spent decades recording how painful he finds various stings.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MURDER HORNETS’SUSAN MILIUSJULY 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
People who blunder too close can get painful stings, says Bob Jacobson.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MURDER HORNETS’SUSAN MILIUSJULY 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MURDER HORNETS’SUSAN MILIUSJULY 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
We passed several large sting-rays asleep on the surface of the sea, which our people ineffectually endeavoured to harpoon.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Did still its thorn within my bosom lodge,As I the past recalled; but shame, indeed,Left not its cruel sting within this heart.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
"Your bath is ready, sir," said a steward, and a minute later he felt the welcome sting of the cold salt water.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
There is a sharp sting in my tongue, my jaws are gripped as by a vise, and my mouth is torn open.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STING

  • bamboozle
  • beat around the bush
  • bilk
  • cheat
  • con
  • cop out
  • deceive
  • defraud
  • dodge
  • duck
  • dupe
  • fleece
  • flimflam
  • fool
  • gull
  • hoodwink
  • pull a fast one
  • rip off
  • sandbag
  • scam
  • shaft
  • slip out
  • stiff
  • sting
  • take for a ride
  • take to the cleaners
  • trick
  • weasel
  • worm one's way out of
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