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Word Example of - hurt

    Example Sentences for hurt

    I was so disappointed and hurt and heartsick, and he kissed me and soothed me.

    "Well, I don't know that it will hurt America in the long run," said Pen.

    I bought a lot, thinking some one might get hurt at the ball game.

    The priest whose flattery be-dropt the Crown, How hurt he you?

    Phil could not seem to hurt them; he merely knocked them away.

    Salt water does not hurt it in the least, and few of the acids affect it.

    This discovery of his illiteracy shocked and hurt her inexpressibly.

    It is desired to hurt a foe while those who serve it run no risk.

    Though sin can do God no hurt, it can do you hurt, and it can do him wrong.

    The bad Indians have come; they are trying to get into the house so as to hurt us.

Word Origin & History of - hurt

    Word Origin & History

    hurt c.1200, from O.Fr. hurter "to ram, strike, collide," perhaps from Frank. *hurt (cf. M.H.G. hurten "run at, collide," O.N. hrutr "ram"). Sense of "injury" is purely an Eng. development. Sense of "knock" died out 17c., but cf. hurtle.

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