The child was found on the 400-foot level, bruised and crying, but alive.
No bruised feelings involved, no accusation of an -ism, and no conceivable way of salvaging the “brand.”
Romney and Santorum are coming out of Michigan bruised—and detached from reality in the eyes of most voters.
Her trembling hands clenched together, she looks at Joe with her kind, bruised face, and says, “Will you hold me, please?”
Look at little Truman now, Muddy, battered, bruised—and how!
Afterwards the officer's horse fell with him so that he bruised his head on a stone.
Every now and then the hammer slipped and bruised his hand cruelly.
My bruised and swollen hands could no longer close on the oar handles.
Thank Heaven, no bones are broken, and you are only bruised by the fall.
Her face was bruised, covered with great blotches, and three of her ribs had been broken.
Old English brysan "to crush, bruise, pound," from Proto-Germanic *brusjanan, from PIE root *bhreus- "to smash, crush" (cf. Old Irish bronnaim "I wrong, I hurt;" Breton brezel "war," Vulgar Latin brisare "to break"). Merged by 17c. with Anglo-French bruiser "to break, smash," from Old French bruisier "to break, shatter," perhaps from Gaulish *brus-, from the same PIE root. Related: Bruised; bruising.
1540s, from bruise (v.).
An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is unbroken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.