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barbed
 a.  having barbs; cutting; stinging
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  His words were barbed but they were the barbs of truth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
3  One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
4  Fifty glittering axes and barbed spears were offered unheeded at his life, but the savages respected his rank and calmness, even in their fury.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
5  He had a conviction that he would soon feel in his sore heart the barbed missiles of ridicule.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
6  In various unrevealed capacities he had come in contact with such people but always with indiscernible barbed wire between.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
7  The Knight had scarcely finished a hasty meal, ere his menial announced to him that five men, each leading a barbed steed, desired to speak with him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  Struggling and kicking under the cuts of the cane and the blows of the knotty stump Stephen was borne back against a barbed wire fence.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
9  The excitement of the party banished, for the most part, the memory of Rhett's barbs and she was happy, happier than she had been in years as she planned her reception.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
10  His impersonal courtesy toward her that had begun during her convalescence continued and he did not fling softly drawled barbs at her or sting her with sarcasm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
11  But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
12  Silently obeying the order, the three harpooneers now stood with the detached iron part of their harpoons, some three feet long, held, barbs up, before him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
13  Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
14  He could not tell who the chosen for the barbs might be, so he could center no direct sympathy upon him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
15  Her skirt caught on a barb; he carefully freed it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  You pin some animals inside a barbed wire closure, then allow people to come in there and take shots at them with arrows.
2  A barbless hook is much, much easier to get out of your hand than one with barbs.
3  Abel, for example, is obviously a Democrat, as he slipped more than a few anti-Reagan barbs into his presentation.
4  If you were a politician, would you prefer being caught on the barb of a fishhook?