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    1. Even constructive criticism can sting when it is delivered at the wrong moment, for example immediately after the mistake

    2. Her entertainment was this smelly, skittish animal, and the sting of the wounds from the last time it bucked her off

    3. "So what's the catch Ajarn?" Tattoos weren't really her thing but she understood enough to know that although they usually worked, there was always a sting in the tail

    4. My eyes were beginning to sting

    5. with the sting of small wrongs and slights

    6. as the sting of the swift falls away

    7. the sting eye, learning to fly

    8. a true victim of Cupid’s sting

    9. I don't think they saw her fling down the shovel into the gravel or understood the curses she invoked, but certainly they felt the sting of the grit that flew from her hands and showered them like nettles

    10. Ken yelps and feels the sting of cold metal in his neck

    11. Roman explained to me later that when bees sting they admit a

    12. back and forth because of the sting

    13. I would be feeling the sting in my hand at least until

    14. There was a 'spung' and she felt the sting when the dart of that tiny crossbow bit her leg

    15. First of al , afraid of the sting of

    16. It didn’t sting, it just felt slimy, slightly warm

    17. It must have cut her deep, because she saw blood splattering into the trough, but she couldn’t feel the new wound’s sting

    18. It could get very unpleasant on the plain when the wind blew; the sand would sting like needles on exposed skin

    19. Edrimer’s instincts allowed him to turn around, but all he could see was a hooded figure that he couldn’t possibly recognize before feeling the sting of a syringe in his neck

    20. attached a death sting to their tails, each

    21. As soon as she mentioned Clive, the relief knowing he was still here was enough to remove the sting of Vanessa’s revelation about Jerald

    22. I put these things to one side as we drew very close to the shore now and the bullets if anything were whining and buzzing round us like angry bee’s but with a much deadlier sting

    23. “This might sting a little so hold on”, he then proceeded to slap the dressing onto my wound

    24. He moved to his other arm and cut two more gashes, relishing the initial sting, followed by the dull pain as his arm pulsed with the shock

    25. It was her turn to flinch at the sting of his words

    26. The sting on the back of his neck, above the collar of a thick woolen top, felt as though he had been scolded

    27. White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, probably equal to a stinging insect with a very nasty sting

    28. Creams and ointments are very effective for bruising but should not be used on broken skin as this may sting

    29. Touching the plant results in a painful, blistering sting, which is neutralised through drying the plant

    30. Jhordel closed her eyes and felt the sting of tears

    31. Maidie flushed under the sting of his cousinly rudeness, but she went

    32. He felt tears sting his eyes, and didn’t care what these bastards thought

    33. Caroline, it seemed wanted to present her with the five thousand dollars Sylvia had earned for masterminding the successful sting against François

    34. My fingers had that characteristic sting to them, but not frostbite

    35. Actually, the sting had passed

    36. The enemy has felt the sting of our raids, conducted by airships, bombers, torpedo planes and even ‘Ship’s Camels,’ which sometimes operated at night

    37. One ear felt a small sting and immediately buckled as his back legs folded and his rear-end became paralyzed

    38. “You would have hit him harder?” She smiled, taking the sting out of the words

    39. A Bee could manage to sting a Fairy, but it left them defenseless and spent

    40. “It’s only a sting, Urse

    41. His mind was still jarred by the headache and though it had subsided considerably, a sting of it still lingered and made his thinking muddied and unclear, his most recent memories a blur

    42. The sharp pain of clamps and knives as the old motherfucker violated me with a metal phallus, too impotent to rape me, yet still the torture, the sting of knives that cut deep burrows into my back

    43. “Kara, this will sting a little

    44. He plastered something cold along the scrape, and it did indeed sting, but not badly, and it quickly grew warm

    45. A brief sting of jealousy

    46. He looked sad and she felt a sting of shame

    47. She felt a sting of fear in her

    48. She felt a little sting in her heart

    49. My knuckles sting from the impact

    50. Both my shoulders sting from the tattoo needle

    1. Her son's back was still stinging red with the edges of his new art screaming out pain

    2. lashing decks with rain and stinging salt

    3. stinging though the air may be on choking sulphur

    4. cause stinging, redness and irritation

    5. my ears stinging on wind chill,

    6. I stared back at him, my eyes stinging from his haze of alcoholic breath

    7. ‘No worse than stinging weed

    8. The sun beat down on my stinging forehead and from somewhere nearby I thought I saw Alexis wave but then he swam from view

    9. ' It was good to laugh with the locals and sure enough, after spreading the stuff over my soreness, the stinging faded and the throbbing disappeared

    10. Tom was attacking a dense patch of stinging nettles with a sickle,

    11. retained its fresh stinging bite

    12. His head fills with thick black smoke and everything solid starts to turn to sand, swirling around him in a stinging, biting storm

    13. Sunbeams light up the ceiling; she rubs her hands over her forearms as though to wipe away the stinging, reassured by the firmness of the flesh she can feel, fine lines of scabs all that remains of the wounds

    14. The tears in her eyes are like chlorine now, smarting and stinging

    15. their hoods and stinging their eyes and noses as they

    16. Some time later, Andrew woke up, his head stinging

    17. have Parkinson’s disease and that by stinging yourself with bees you don’t have

    18. The wind had dropped to a stinging 40 kilometres per hour

    19. No matter his predicament, the chant was still stinging to hear

    20. And all the while, the Sea God’s anger lashed our sails with stinging spume

    21. Eyes stinging, he shook with simultaneous rage and despair, sick at heart that no one had been able to save the child or any of the others

    22. She stared off into the water, eyes stinging

    23. “Let me guess…” Maro shut his eyes as he rubbed his forehead, vainly trying to stave off fresh, stinging pain of his own

    24. Even though she had long known of his very steadfast moral convictions, especially concerning thieves, assassins, daedra worshippers and other “undesirables”, she was not fully prepared for his stinging reproach now

    25. And there was a vague stinging in her eyes which she did her best to ignore as she spoke

    26. shooting the other Altmer a stinging glance

    27. He felt warm blood on his face, heard the stinging of swords and axes, but he would not be held back

    28. Annoyance turning to the inevitable stinging pain, then distracted even from that by the wonder of what was caught in the periphery of his vision

    29. His throat was stinging and his head was light

    30. The stinging brought tears to his eyes but he persevered

    31. He stared at the bed covers, trying not to let tears fall from his stinging eyes

    32. ‘Yeah, I understand that,’ Gerrid snapped, as the stinging blossomed throughout his legs

    33. Raven covered his face, not wanting to see, his heart pounding, his mind screaming, eyes stinging with salty tears

    34. White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, probably equal to a stinging insect with a very nasty sting

    35. He wrapped his hands around the mug and felt the stinging warmth of it

    36. As he walked, Op14 felt the stinging heat of their smothering presence

    37. It was stinging up my arm like white phosphorous

    38. The spray spat into their faces, stinging and cold, but the boat was on an even keel and moved ever onward, slower but onward all the same

    39. There was soon more sport on hand, for a buzzing hum and a stinging sensation on the cheek localised the swampy haunt of the tsetse fly, which fortunately had not worried us much on the upward march, and had left one or two donkeys that travelled with the force unmolested

    40. Alex felt tears stinging his eyes and the old familiar anger rising

    41. Dawn stood in the middle of the large hall, head bowed, tears stinging her eyes, water gathering in a puddle at her feet

    42. Tiny splinters of wood peppered his cheek like stinging bees

    43. As he struggled his way out on to the top of the Dawn, he was met with pounding waves and stinging rain, almost loosing his grip as he fought to dog the hatch closed

    44. Sheena felt tears stinging her eyes and wanted nothing more than to hold the dying man in her arms to ease his pain, but knew that was impossible

    45. The stinging retort hurt Brock but he kept silent as Grey continued

    46. They'd learnt very quickly that a challenging stare was usually met with a stinging blow or a bruising bite

    47. Brightness ran from the encounter, tears stinging her eyes, determined never again to allow any badger the opportunity of hurting her that way again

    48. The stench that engulfed Soffen as they entered the sett made her gag and it was some time before she could see through the tears stinging her eyes

    49. Striking upwards, his muscles straining with the effort, Thesa reached the surface, gasping for breath, the numbing coldness of the water sucking the air from his lungs and stinging his eyes

    50. The two men slapped a high-five so hard that they both simultaneously shook their respective hands to react to the stinging sensation that came with every well-delivered high-five

    1. In such a small space, the stench burns and stings at my nostrils

    2. For a startling instant, I see again Jack trying to console me in much the same helpless fashion after Dorothy died … the memory stings viciously

    3. If it stings you, it means serious problems with hostile people

    4. the twin stings of loss and hope,

    5. 32At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder

    6. Hot water stings Billy's skin, restoring a sense of substance to the day and he feels as though he is being purged of sins, being exorcised

    7. The doctors fought for two hours but in the end Karen had died, her skin a mass of red welts and blackened patches from the box jellyfish stings

    8. What about hornets, stings from insects? What about pollen? Or other potential problems?”

    9. The blow stings, but I barely notice it

    10. The skin around my wrist still stings, like the belt was real, but it is as pale as the rest of me

    11. Every step stings

    12. Her absence stings worst of all

    13. In the end it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder

    14. 5 For when the horrible fierceness of beasts came on these and they perished with the stings of crooked serpents, your anger endured

    15. ‘Ouch, that really stings

    16. ‘Man that really stings

    17. Its scent is sharp, overpowering and it stings like the worst of the wolf-nettles, but her touch is unexpectedly gentle

    18. potential for bee stings

    19. to bee stings, medical help are not always close enough

    20. Nothing serious, but it stings

    21. "Monarchs Stings, venom and power," Jezzabell read the sign that Krome had painted

    22. When something hurts, stings,

    23. 'Yet each memory stings me like a slaver's whip

    24. In addition, he detested the winters with the cold, biting winds that drive the falling snow so fast and furiously, it lashes and stings the unprotected face

    25. It stings and certainly because the list of weaknesses is longer than the one of strengths

    26. Recently, the stings of hate behind her sharp

    27. I should be used to it but this one stings

    28. Still feeling some stings in his wound he carefully searched for some more bushes and wrapped them around his body, but without the creases the vest would have made, the camouflage was a lot less dense

    29. Then, he sensed painful stings as several chunks of something hard burst into his legs like shrapnel

    30. “It still stings a little,” he said

    31. The stings from the lashes help connect her to reality

    32. “It’s what… he called me, Sam, and the memory still stings

    33. He draws in a deep breath to calm his rage and the smell of gas stings his nostrils

    34. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in

    35. Something stings his cheek

    36. Something stings her in the neck, and everything goes black

    37. "AHHHHHHHH! Forgot about that! How does that feel, huh?! That salt really stings, doesn't it?!!! That isn’t a tenth of what she suffered

    38. scorpions, and their stings came out of their tails

    39. My jaw stings

    40. “That really stings!”

    41. For bee stings, use a paste of 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water

    42. scorpion when it stings a man

    43. This blowing sand stings my skin

    44. A fool considers a lie is better than the truth because it stirs and stings, in an awakening form

    45. ” The first phrase stings

    46. He only knew that at his death destination the man had died in pain from a ridiculous amount of scorpion stings, that he was in the tomb, and that the blinding terror of dead curses was the last thought to hurt his dying mind

    47. Byron focused his mind on the dead mans face, torn in agony at the burning stings at his ankles, he focused on the pain the man felt, made it his pain and visualised the expiring eyes last vision, this last vision gradually cleared and became lucid in his eyes

    48. stings? Bees have no choice: their behavior is controlled by the

    49. Byron had noted the dull stings on his body but hadn’t realise they had been bullets striking him and falling to the floor, looking at his feet the ground was becoming littered with blunted ammunition

    50. The historic practice of applying nettle topically (with the intent of causing stings to relieve arthritis) has been assessed by a questionnaire study

    1. Suddenly the burnt smell of the ship’s atmo burrowed up his nose and stung him behind his face

    2. The air in there was thick and the incense made me cough and stung my eyes

    3. The varnishing rooms were acrid and stung his eyes but were no less impressive for their lack of waste and cleverness of application

    4. He was stung by that but should have expected it

    5. Roman’s last warm up stung my hand, and the

    6. The ground stung her naked feet, with little prickly things

    7. out of the way but the third bullet stung him and he fell to the ground holding his

    8. cold water that stung when it hit the face

    9. He wasn't bleeding profusely but had a few cuts and scratches that stung pretty bad

    10. Though the water felt like vinegar as it stung her lacerations, she couldn’t bear looking like a wild ogress

    11. More tears stung his eyes, but still no weeping -

    12. To dream that you are stung by a wasp indicates that there is some hatred directed toward you

    13. Stung by this reception, Chuff returned to his laboratory and basically became a recluse, working day and night to refine his theory - partly to prove himself to his colleagues, partly because he didn't get out much anyway

    14. Fresh tears stung and threatened to pour forth anew

    15. His head jerked up at the sound of her voice and tears stung his eyes

    16. The air outside the tent stung Chris’ forehead and cheeks, making the skin instantly feel tight

    17. Her nostrils stung with the smell of scorched electronics

    18. Still, Rosemary was stung by the directness of it

    19. The smoke stung the back of his throat and made his head swim

    20. Wait a minute Billy Boy I’m sorry I said what I did its just that his words stung me you must believe me when I say that I didn’t mean what came out

    21. He splashed water over the cuts, wincing as the cold liquid hit the wounds and stung indescribably

    22. Kiri’s eyes stung with tears, and icy fear gripped her heart

    23. Sweat dripped from his forehead into his wide eyes and stung, but still he continued to search

    24. He didn’t respond, stung by the words

    25. The wounds must have stung, but Sicarius did not flinch when she washed them

    26. Tears stung her eyes

    27. By the time she came abreast of the furnace, sweat bathed her torso and stung her eyes

    28. The tree exuded an unpleasant odour that stung her eyes and offended her nose, but she pressed on, doing her best not to breathe too deeply

    29. “Goodbye Frank,” she said, trying to ignore the tears that stung her eyes

    30. I dropped the sleeve of the sweater that I had been admiring as if it had stung me

    31. Sylvia’s remark stung his pride more sharply than a slap across the face

    32. His explorations stung, but she endured it and was rewarded with the good news that nothing inside was damaged and the torn tissue outside would heal quickly

    33. Stung, I returned, “I should be the judge of that

    34. His heart pounded and his guts ached and tears stung his eyes

    35. Some had thorns, prickles, or a sap that stung and itched

    36. The bites hurt worse than the time he’d been stung by a wasp, the searing pains shooting up his arm

    37. Blood stained his hand black in the moonlight and he felt tears of frustration fill his eyes as another bite stung his other leg

    38. It’s like being stung by red-hot bees

    39. “Whoa, what the heck happened?” His left arm felt like a bee had stung it, with a deep resonant ache down in the wrist

    40. Just as well the cold wind stung his eyes because other dog walkers would not suspect tears

    41. The Patriarch realized Ursempyre had frozen in place, his mind stung by the sudden impossible appearance of the furniture, and beckoned him once more to seat himself:

    42. His grandfather had showed him how to hook the bait on his line but when he had tried it himself, he had gotten stung

    43. Hilderich looked at Amonas with fiery eyes that stung and looked as if embers were burning inside

    44. Trent lurched up as if he had been stung, face flushing red, and mouth opening in stunned disbelief

    45. It was sharper and more acrid; it almost felt like it stung the eyes

    46. When he had wiped his now-wet face, his eyes stung and he tasted salt when he licked his lips

    47. The words stung

    48. How would it be to grow up here? To have ones days filled with this Light? How would it have been if she had been born here instead of in Tinby? It stung in her heart and she turned away

    49. The astronauts threw their arms up to cover their face, and the smell of burning flesh stung their noses

    50. ” Inside her mind, Nico cursed so loudly it could have stung her own ears

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    Synonyms for "sting"

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    "sting" definitions

    a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung

    a mental pain or distress

    a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

    operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    deliver a sting to

    saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

    cause a stinging pain

    cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging