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There was a cold, stinging contempt in Varney's tones by no means lost on the listener.
Here the love of the cow or the country is a vague thing intended to satisfy one's vanity, or soothe a stinging conscience.
“Abstinence has its drawbacks,” he said, shivering in the bitter wind which whirled the stinging smoke about them.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
The nurse hurried forward, and Corydon felt a stinging sensation in her side, and then a delightful numbness crept over her.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Upward through the stinging blast of the tempest they went, toward the top of a stricken world.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
He saw beneath him a descent of some ten feet, and at the bottom a dense bed of stinging nettles.
If this be true, it was a stinging rebuke and one which touched the heart of the whole matter.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
A yell rose from the natives, which the remaining Dutch promptly answered with a stinging volley.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
Remember that once I vowed to cut from your mouth your stinging tongue?
They had literally settled on his head and were stinging him furiously.

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