inflicting


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As I had lunged I had turned so that his sword merely passed beneath the muscles, inflicting a painful but not dangerous wound.
When he was at a safe distance the boy extricated himself from the thorn tree; but not without inflicting new wounds upon his already tortured flesh.
Where is your justification for inflicting all this pain?
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he can make it impossible for the enemy to draw near.
What man of us, in the first moments of a sharp agony, could ever feel that the fellow- man who has been the medium of inflicting it did not mean to hurt us?
But, monsieur, I would add one word more; don't alarm her AMOUR PROPRE; beware of inflicting a wound there.
As soon as I could speak, I replied that I had not supposed it possible, coming in such a state of mind into that house as I had done, that anything could occur to make me suffer more, but that she had been inflicting deeper wounds in almost every sentence.
A chance to abstain from inflicting a terrible blot upon the memory of a man who certainly had his faults, but who, personally, had done you no wrong.
Now, who or what fearful apparition was inflicting this punishment on the poor fellow remained an impenetrable mystery to me.
To this the porter replied, as well as he could for trepidation, that he had once before heard of this sea-beast; that it was a cruel demon, with bowels of sulphur and blood of fire, created by evil genii as the means of inflicting misery upon mankind; that the things upon its back were vermin, such as sometimes infest cats and dogs, only a little larger and more savage; and that these vermin had their uses, however evil -- for, through the torture they caused the beast by their nibbling and stingings, it was goaded into that degree of wrath which was requisite to make it roar and commit ill, and so fulfil the vengeful and malicious designs of the wicked genii.
Mary had no feelings to make her respect her sister's in a common way, but she was perfectly unsuspicious of being inflicting any peculiar wound.
The vengeance Mademoiselle Roguin and her companions were inflicting on Mademoiselle Thirion and her group had, therefore, the fatal effect of driving the young ULTRAS to search for the cause of the silence so obstinately maintained by Ginevra di Piombo.