• Adding Insult to Injury
    Adding Insult to Injury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n injuriousness destructiveness that causes harm or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S., the sport that causes the most injuries among the age group of 15-24 is basketball
    • n Injuriousness The quality of being injurious or hurtful; harmfulness; injury.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
    • n injuriousness The quality of being injurious or harmful; hurtfulness.
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  • Publilius Syrus
    “One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    “Where there is injury let me sow pardon.”
  • William M. Thackeray
    “Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! -- what worthy man does not keep those in mind?”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “He who puts up with insult invites injury.”


Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.


In literature:

When it has an injury it will form callus at the point of the injury.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Injuries may be atoned for and forgiven: but insults admit of no compensation.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The effect of this is injurious in a very high degree.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The enemy returned at once to their guns, and inflicted much injury on the retiring vessels.
"The Gulf and Inland Waters" by A. T. Mahan
Reason why Mental and Bodily Exertions are injurious after a full Meal.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Either extreme is injurious.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
And it is an injury which is surely unnecessary because you cannot carry it beyond words.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
I do not believe that in doing this Rome will suffer injury, but on the contrary receive benefit.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Over-exertion of muscles always results in strain and injury.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
This has led us to absurd and injurious extremes in both cases.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson

In poetry:

But Enid answered, harder to be moved
Than hardest tyrants in their day of power,
With life-long injuries burning unavenged,
And now their hour has come; and Enid said:
"Geraint And Enid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do thou thyself, with thine all-seeing eye,
Watch o'er me, with a care beyond the rest,
Lest any thing injurious shou'd come nigh,
And hurt me, whilst I am with sleep opprest.
"A Prayer At Going To Bed" by Rees Prichard
Some swagger and swear, like madmen some tear,
Whilst the fiend spurs them on with a sneer —
"Have at him, my boy! — thy good weapon employ,
"For who would such injuries bear?"
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
And though, perhaps, their tears are dried,
Yet they have deeply ratified
My wrongs and injuries;
For which I know there is in store,
Vengeance a hundred-fold or more,
Upon mine enemies.
"Lines, Addressed To H ———," by Samuel Bamford
The man to worthy acts inclin'd
Finds a true pleasure in his mind.
If good alone, not injury does,
What can disturb his sweet repose?
Then all is mild within his breast--
Himself enjoys--enjoys his rest.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton
In peace, as in war, 'tis our young gallants' pride,
To walk, each one i' the streets, with a rapier by his side,
That none to do them injury may have pretence;
Wretched Age, in poverty, must brook offence.
"A Ballad" by Charles Lamb

In news:

A houseful of people at the second shooting miraculously survived injury, according to police.
Injuries were the only thing to slow down Kent State's Eugene Jarvis during the 2008 season.
Paul Pierce left briefly with an ankle injury.
There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
At one point during an injury-plagued season, the Chelmsford High football team was missing eight starters.
Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona sustained another injury to a defender over the weekend as Adriano limped off with a leg problem in the first half of the team's 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is confident his younger players can step in and breach the holes in his defence caused by injuries.
Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona will be without midfielder Thiago Alcantara for the next eight weeks because of a knee injury.
Women can increase bone health while decreasing the chances for injury or disease.
Barefoot runners, a small but growing number, say it reduces injuries and just feels better.
Anthony S "Tony" Barth , 47, of McAlisterville, died on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Route 35, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County.
Alhassan suffered a groin injury during the game against New England March 24 and the injury continues to bother him.
In Arkansas, an injury may be considered a recurrence of an existing injury when the later complication is a natural and probable consequence of the prior injury.
Torn rotator cuffs are painful shoulder injuries and even with surgery and rehab, there's a high risk of re-injury, but in today's Healthcast, Seven's Christine Cruz tells us about a new kind of surgery that could change that.
Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries to recover from, and organizers said they certainly deserved this special celebration.

In science:

The immediate rea son for keeping benchwarmers is that key players may suffer from injuries frequently, and even without injury no player can always play 48 minutes every game.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
If each W [i] is finite, then the construction is finite injury and X is Kurtz random.
Enumerating randoms
They may have problems using these standard peripheries, for example when they suffer from myopathy, or cannot move their hands after an injury.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
L¨of random set computes a noncomputable c.e. set; this allowed him to use the low basis theorem to provide an injury-free solution to Post’s problem.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
The decoding method is a finite injury which is quite similar to the new proof of Theorem 11.14.
Logic Blog 2012