A powerful new documentary that premiered at Tribeca captures the awful lives of bullied and tormented kids across America.
I had trained myself not to go to the bathroom throughout my elementary and junior high school years, because I was bullied.
Danielle then claimed she was being “bullied” by Jo and Virginia, the scion of a “fish and chip dynasty,” over the incident.
Online support groups, say critics, potentially risk exposing the bullied to other trolls.
On Wednesday, Marlo Thomas wrote a Huffington Post column titled “Tragedy in Ohio: When the bullied Strike Back.”
Everything could be forgiven except this last blatant, avowed assumption that he had bullied her into submission.
"You will do what you are told to," bullied the masculine tyrant.
Yes, he was abused by his wife, bullied by his wife's mother, and plagued by his six children.
They bullied him—they talked him down, demurring mildly, but firmly.
You took possession of his house, bullied his servants, spoiled his children; you did, Lady Kicklebury.
1530s, originally "sweetheart," applied to either sex, from Dutch boel "lover; brother," probably a diminutive of Middle Dutch broeder "brother" (cf. Middle High German buole "brother," source of German Buhle "lover;" see brother (n.)).
Meaning deteriorated 17c. through "fine fellow" and "blusterer" to "harasser of the weak" (1680s, from bully-ruffian, 1650s). Perhaps this was by influence of bull (n.1), but a connecting sense between "lover" and "ruffian" may be in "protector of a prostitute," which was one sense of bully (though not specifically attested until 1706). The expression meaning "worthy, jolly, admirable" (especially in 1864 U.S. slang bully for you!) is first attested 1680s, and preserves an earlier, positive sense of the word.
Excellent; good (1840s+)
: Bully for you! (1780s+)
A track worker; gandy dancer (1900+ Railroad)
[first two senses fr bully, ''a beloved person, darling,'' of obscure origin, attested fr 1538. Bully, ''worthy, admirable,'' used of persons, is attested in 1681]