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maim

(mām) [ME. maymen, to cripple]
1. To injure seriously; to disable.
2. To deprive of the use of a part, such as an arm or leg.
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The Mosul citizens were burned and maimed before the eyes of other people in a square near Hamam al-Alil square in Mosul city on Monday.
How many more people are to be maimed and killed before world leaders admit that war is not really getting us anywhere?
With our soldiers being killed and maimed at such an appalling rate.
On a busy Saturday RIRA dissidents murdered 29 people and maimed more than 200 with a 500 lb bomb in Omagh.
As for linking a maimed ex-servicemen's compensation and pension to what a footballer gets shows a naivety that slightly beggars believe.
Children accompanying relatives and friends seemed unaffected by some of the graphic images of burned and maimed children mounted on demonstrators' posters.
The text balances the wide variance in public acclaim and climaxes with the world's embrace of Diana as a martyred benefactor of AIDS victims and of maimed and homeless children.
Police are concerned about the growing trend and are warning that someone could be maimed or killed by a stray bullet.
Right now, recruiters desperate for warm bodies to be shipped to Iraq are prowling selected high schools and neighborhoods across the country with sales pitches that touch on everything but the possibility of being maimed or killed in combat.
I'll bury softly this solider maimed,/Stooped and caped.
The unfortunate effect is to make justice more available to the well-heeled, and only to the rest of us if we happen to be killed or maimed in an accident that could prove lucrative for a plaintiff's attorney.
The panoply of characters, which seemed to multiply and self-destruct exponentially, did not exchange dialogue (except in one case, where ominous mathematical equations acted as subtitles) but rather maimed, raped, and cannibalized one another to the accompaniment of a disconcerting sound track of tinny cell-phone rings and car alarms.