Vast is life's mighty forest, but the wronger and the wronged meet somewhere amid its shadowy glades.
Now, to my smarting mind, it seemed as if it was he who was the wronger, and I the wronged.
One wronger, a Roman Catholic priest, proposed certain revisions and modifications.
He knew of nothing better than that the wronged and the wronger would cease together.
"The wronger it is the better man the vicar will be afterwards," said Jimmy.
Vaudemont felt as if he had wronged the wronger; he began to conquer even his dislike to Robert Beaufort.
His job, as Shakespeare puts it, is "to unmask falsehood and bring truth to light, to wrong the wronger till he render right."
He deemed it almost an act of justice to wrong the wronger; he would have gloried in it!
Stockdale said that "Boccaccio" was "wronger" than Dumas, and that his people had warned him against the stories of this Italian.
late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz (cf. Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from PIE *wrengh- "to turn" (see wring).
Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c.1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (from Latin rectus, literally "straight"). Latin pravus was literally "crooked," but most commonly "wrong, bad;" and other words for "crooked" also have meant "wrong" in Italian and Slavic. Cf. also French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted." Wrong-headed first recorded 1732. To get up on the wrong side (of the bed) "be in a bad mood" is recorded from 1801.
"that which is improper or unjust," c.1100, from wrong (adj.). Meaning "an unjust action" is recorded from c.1200.
"to do wrong to," early 14c., from wrong (adj.). Related: Wronged; wronging.