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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv scathingly in a scathing and unsparing manner "she criticized him scathingly"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scathingly With damaging or withering severity; unsparingly: as, he was scathingly denounced.
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In literature:

Is that one withered, scathed little stick to be our sole protection against the storm, so evidently quickly coming up?
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
But he was without scathe or scar, as he afterwards found.
"J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5" by J.S. Le Fanu
And much scathe the men of the country-side deemed all this.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
It was now well on in November, and the press of both Boston and New York was filled with scathing attacks upon the Syndicate.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
She marched over to the group and was about to deliver her opinion of them in scathing terms, when the whistle sounded.
"Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Boccaccio follows with his scathing irony.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
I had been imprisoned and escaped; I had been shot at, without scathe.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
The one-eyed man stared scathingly at such ignorance.
"The Palace of Darkened Windows" by Mary Hastings Bradley
A scathing sarcasm was on her lips.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It will be long before the scathe it wrought will be forgotten.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
For no fear is there that thou shalt suffer scathe from me, nor from others of the blessed Gods, for dear to the Gods art thou.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
No less swift was the scathing power wielded by that innocent executioner.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
Meantime, the object of Editor Surtaine's scathing had not been idle.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Every class of society is flagellated in his scathing criticisms.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
He wondered what "scathe" was, and if it was nastier than the medicine which he had to take sometimes.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
He met O'Hara's scathing look squarely.
"The Black Moth" by Georgette Heyer
Although the execrated name of Hojo was hers, the scathing curse on all who bore the name passed harmless over her.
"The Curse of Koshiu" by Lewis Wingfield
Scathing disappointment and disillusion!
"The Maid of Honour, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
The letter breathed dignity, and there was something fine about the scathing words contemptuously flung at the foe.
"The Maid of Honour, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
She only, rocking herself slightly to and fro, scathed him with her eyes.
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman

In poetry:

Tempests may scath;
But love can not make smart
Again this year his heart
Who no heart hath.
"In Tenebris" by Thomas Hardy
"Lo," he said, "he maddens now!
"Flames divine do scathe the clod;
"Round his reeling Helot brow
"Stings the garland of the God."
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
He gazed on the walls, so scathed with fire,
With many a bitter groan—
And there was aware of a Gray Friar,
Resting him on a stone.
"The Gray Brother" by Sir Walter Scott
Scathe and shame, and a waefu' name,
And a weary time and strange,
Have they that seeing a weird for dreeing
Can die, and cannot change.
"A Jacobite's Exile" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
But hills and flowers are nane of ours,
And ours are over sea:
And the kind strange land whereon we stand,
It wotsna what were we
Or ever we came, wi' scathe and shame,
To try what end might be.
"A Jacobite's Exile" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The pride I trampled is now my scathe,
For it tramples me again.
The old resentment lasts like death,
For you love, yet you refrain.
I break my heart on your hard unfaith,
And I break my heart in vain.
"To: W A" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

Ombudsman Fiona Crean under attack for scathing report.
Scathing report finds lack of clarity in agency's mission, vision and strategy.
Party-Pooper' Mitt Romney Wakes To Scathing UK Headlines, London Trip Continues To Go Awry .
Mitt Romney woke up to scathing reviews of his gaffe-riddled visit to London in the British press Friday, with tabloid headlines labeling him a "Party-Pooper" and "Mitt the Twit".
Continued violence by protesters and security forces and a deeply divided population remain concerns of the United States a year after an independent commission offered a scathing report into Bahrain 's crackdown on anti-government protests.
Happily, a slew of cast changes at his scathing 1960 comedy, "The Best Man, " has scarcely diminished this fine.
Scathing report from Louis Freeh Former FBI Director Louis B Freeh on Thursday released his report on the investigation of the actions of Penn State in the case of child abuse committed by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The troubled starlet has fired off a scathing and threatening cease and desist letter to her dad, ordering him to stop selling her personal property, has learned exclusively.
Local Boy Scout Executive & CEO, Michael Donaghue, is reacting to yesterday's scathing FBI report on Penn State's handling of child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
A retired British naval officer's scathing email to his three adult children about his bitter and frustrating disappointment in all of them has gone viral with its eloquence and biting honesty.
The scathing report was made possible because Forsyth was able to trace back the scheme to text messages that were sent between Bolger and Schmidt.
Happily, a slew of cast changes at his scathing 1960 comedy, "The Best Man," has scarcely diminished this fine.
Alan Simpson pens scathing letter to ' greedy geezers' retiree group.
Scathingly smart wit, perfectly delivered.
It's full of fascinating daily tidbits of economic and policy data that say far more than even the most scathing sound bites.