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injurious

(ĭn-jo͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful: eating habits that are injurious to one's health.
2. Offensive or insulting; hurtful: made injurious statements about his rival.

in·ju′ri·ous·ly adv.
in·ju′ri·ous·ness n.
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In the example, the witness would answer, "I am not commenting on what occurs in other crashes to other individuals; rather, I am confining my comments to the injuriousness of the subject crash and the injury susceptibility of the plaintiff."
Thus the third stanza acts as a curious pivot between the opening stanzas of the poem and the four that follow, in which the speaker fastens on the injuriousness of not being heard and descends into a state of near-annihilation.
This step is (as I argue elsewhere)(13) virtually indefensible in desert terms: the forseeable injury done by a single small seller disposing of three grams' worth of cocaine or crack over a ninety day period is nowhere comparable to the injuriousness of such severe crimes of threatened violence as armed robbery.