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adjective as in barbed

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A street sweeper was caught in the crossfire as a gunman fired at the officer, fatally wounding her in the back.

Earlier this week, Martin Rouleau-Couture ran his car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one and wounding another.

This was on July 16, after a car bomb exploded in Sadr City killing at least nine people and wounding dozens.

Salvi then methodically riddled the rest of the room with bullets, wounding three other people in the clinic.

This petty and wounding act led people across Ukraine to label Sunday a “Day of Forbidden Sorrow.”

He went careering forward to his point, overturning and wounding; but as he speeded on, he left a train of enemies behind.

At last some ingenious Tory thought of a device by which it might be possible to strike the enemy without wounding friends.

And at the memory of his voice she felt a little pricking, wounding pain under her eyelids, the birth-pang of unwilling tears.

Now, in point of fact, it is certain that on no part of his person was there the least mark of this beating and wounding.

Sometimes, without intending to hurt Napoleon's feelings, heedless Betsy must often have come near wounding him.


On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wounding, such as: biting, pointed, stinging, piercing, spiked, and hurtful.

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