Examples of maim in a Sentence
The bomb killed 16 people and maimed several others.
on-the-job accidents maim far too many workers every year
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All the things that hurt us and maim us, the jealousies and rages, loves and losses and sorrows, become fodder for authors.
The unsuspecting counterprotesters had just turned onto Fourth Street, with Heather, Courtney, and Marissa directly in front of the car driven by white supremacist James Alex Fields, seemingly intent on killing and maiming innocent people.
No one had time for such frivolity anymore, not even within Le Pétomane’s family: Two of his sons were maimed on the front lines.
Trump, who got 5 deferments to dodge the Vietnam war that left McCain maimed, continued his infantile personal and political attacks on McCain, while waging verbal conflicts on two other fronts against the NFL and Kim Jong-un.
The movies, and later the prime-time series that furthered the franchise, told the story of Steve Austin, an astronaut played by Lee Majors, who was grievously maimed after crashing an experimental airplane.
Medina was charged with two counts killing/maiming an animal and one count of animal cruelty.
Kristen Shamus His career in medicine began when doctors still made house calls, before the advent of the measles vaccine and the pacemaker, and when polio epidemics maimed and killed by the thousands.
After years of control, much like in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the terrorist group has likely perfected the ability to conceal and plant mines and other devices that will maim and kill people long after the battle is over.
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Synonymscripple, disable, incapacitate, lame, mutilate
Related Wordsdismember, hamstring, hobble, paralyze; batter, bruise, bung up, mangle, maul, rough (up); gore, lacerate, wing, wound; disfigure, scar; kneecap; break, damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; bash, beat, belt, bludgeon, buffet, drub, hammer, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, paste, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, thump; bang, box, hit, punch, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, swat, swipe, thrash, thwack, whack; flog, lash, wallop, whip; kill, murder; torment, torture
Near Antonymscure, heal, rehabilitate, remedy; doctor, fix, mend, patch; rejuvenate, renew, repair, restore
Synonym Discussion of maim
- maimed by a shark
- crippled for life in an accident
- a tree mutilated by inept pruning
- an old ship battered by fierce storms
- a soldier's leg mangled by shrapnel
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