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Word: maim

Definition: mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life


Sentences Containing 'maim'

"That's always your way, Maim--always sailing in to help somebody before they're hurt.
"Why, Maim, he said--" "It don't make no difference what he SAID--that ain't the thing.
And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim.

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