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 Meanings and Examples of MAUL
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 v.  handle someone or something in a rough way; cause serious physical wounds
Classic Sentence:
1  After La Trobe had been excruciated by the Rector's interpretation, by the maulings and the manglings of the actors.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 12
2  Wildeve turned the light eagerly upon the spot where Venn had found the box, and mauled the herbage right and left.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
3  He mauled the edges of the paper with his reddened and blackened hands, shouldering her aside and complaining that he could not see.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  What can he do for this country besides serenade us with poetry and not maul the English language like Bush?
2  A small boy had been mauled by the neighbour's dog.