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Sting, vb. (impf. and partic. stung) to hurt with a point darted out; absol.: Tp. I, 2, 329. Mids. III, 2, 73. H6B IV, 2, 89. H6C II, 6, 94. H8 III, 2, 56. Tit. V, 1, 14. Caes. V, 1, 38. With an object: Merch. IV, 1, 69. R2 III, 2, 131. V, 3, 58. H4A I, 3, 240. II, 1, 16. H6B III, 1, 229. H6B III, 1, 229 III, 2, 127. Tit. II, 3, 132. Hml. I, 5, 36. Hml. I, 5, 36 Hml. I, 5, 36 Lr. V, 1, 56. Used of other things causing a similar pain: “--ing nettles,” R2 III, 2, 18. Figuratively, == to pain acutely: “envy did s. his high-pitched thoughts,” Lucr. 40. “there's something in't that --s his nature,” All's IV, 3, 4. “these things s. his mind so venomously,” Lr. IV, 3, 47. cf. Hml. I, 5, 88.
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