trouncing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trouncing the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    • n trouncing a sound defeat
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Usage

In literature:

I laughed to myself to think how I would trounce him around the yard.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
But that same persistent Ambition kept sending him back to the Ring to take another Trouncing.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
If I were not a magistrate, I'd give the wretched young poachers a severe trouncing.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
You will just hear some harsh language: I shall be trussed up and trounced, if I am not somewhat mistaken.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
A good trouncing might make her think a little more.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Dr. Baker, of Whindale, accustomed to trouncing Mrs. Seaton, would have thought him a poor creature.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Go and trounce this scoundrel; you can, I know.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
She said I deserved a good trouncing.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
We're going to trounce your team to-morrow in handsome style.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
I wanted to trounce him good; he deserved it.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
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In poetry:

O, it was fun alive, I vow,
To see that fellow bounce
And hear him howl and make a row
And threaten he would trounce
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
Where's the speech with phrases frilly,
Trouncing foemen willy nilly,
Waving arms, gesticulations,
Posturing and wild gyrations?
Briefly, where's the vaudeville
That, in olden days was Bill?
"'Billy'" by C J Dennis

In news:

Oregon trounced Colorado, 70-14 Saturday at Autzen Stadium.
The Trojans trounced the Bears in a 37-0 victory.
Experts vary as to how district attorney challenger trounced her incumbent.
QU Basketball trounced in exhibition at Notre Dame.
Durant scores 25 as Thunder trounce Golden State.
Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany, a veteran Republican allied with House Speaker John Boehner, has trounced freshman GOP incumbent Jeff Landry in an attack-heavy runoff race.
The Ashland University volleyball team trounced Lake Superior State on the road Friday night, winning in straight sets, 25-18, 25-16, 25-14.
State Rep Bobby Outten (R-Harrington) trounced Libertarian Gordon Smith in the 30th District with 92 percent of the vote.
Boustany trounces Landry for Louisiana congressional seat.
Mitch Moreland stays hot, Ian Kinsler breaks out as Rangers trounce Twins.
They then struggled to beat Navy, were trounced 44-13 at USC and lost 28-6 to North Carolina State in the Gator Bowl.
RUSK — In Cherokee County Tuesday, Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan trounced Barack Obama and Joe Biden with an even 75 percent of the vote – 12,291 to 3,935 cast ballots.
As expected, city Comptroller William Thompson rolled to victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for mayor, trouncing City Councilman Tony Avella.
The Bruins were trounced 35-17 by the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in the type of performance that was pretty easy to see coming.
Two of the four biggest runaways in history have taken place right here in D.C. We just saw Rory McIlroy trounce the field by eight shots at Congressional.
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