STING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STING
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sting
 v.  pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  The blood rushed to his thin skin under the sting of Hale's astonishment.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Instantly a passion of tenderness, of grief for his humiliation swamped her, made her eyes sting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  But she smiled a little and took the sting from her words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  But the sting of not humbling him remained with her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  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
6  But there was more than this: the order about the shovel was almost as plainly meant to sting and insult Steelkilt, as though Radney had spat in his face.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
7  The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
8  The touch of his lips was like a pleasing sting to her hand.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
9  Also, they were inaccurate; they did not sting with precision.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  The first sting inflicted by this cruel worm will be the memory of past pleasures.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  They will repent indeed: and this is the second sting of the worm of conscience, a late and fruitless sorrow for sins committed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  This is the last and deepest and most cruel sting of the worm of conscience.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  To bear even the sting of an insect for all eternity would be a dreadful torment.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  The nosferatu do not die like the bee when he sting once.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  Thank God, this will be the last night of her looking on at our conferences, and feeling the sting of our not showing our confidence.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  Those harsh words sting me bitterly.
2  The sting of a scorpion is a thousand times more hurtful than the scratch of a brier.
3  The weapon itself was said by FBI sources to have been supplied by the Russian secret service, which co-operated in the sting operation.
4  Pleasure has a sting in its tail.
5  Grasp the nettle and it won't sting you.
6  Speak with contempt of none,form slave to king,the meanest bee,and will use,a sting.
7  If you leave me, please don't comfort me because each sewing has to meet stinging pain.
8  The novel is a stinging satire on American politics.
9  The court did issue a stinging rebuke for what it calls their indifference to their constitutional duties.
10  Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.
11  Falsehood like a nettle stings those who meddle with it.