noun, plural bul·lies.
verb (used with object), bul·lied, bul·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), bul·lied, bul·ly·ing.
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Origin of bully1
OTHER WORDS FROM bullybul·ly·a·ble, adjectiveun·bul·lied, adjectiveun·bul·ly·ing, adjective
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noun, plural bul·lies.
Origin of bully3
Example sentences from the Web for bully
A police officer was a person who would help a 74-year-old woman cross the street, not bully her and lie about it.
She said she shared her girls’ bullying experiences with teachers, the principal, school board members and the parent teacher association and was blown off for years.‘Educate, Not Indoctrinate’: Anti-Racism Push in Coronado Schools Fuels Backlash|Ashly McGlone|August 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Unfortunately, there are lots powerful people who are sometimes the subject of critical journalism who basically try to take advantage of that and bully independent writers and journalists.‘People want to take back their mind’: Substack CEO Chris Best on the growing appetite for paid newsletters|Pierre Bienaimé|August 18, 2020|Digiday
Staff told investigators Carson was a bully who angers easily, used intimidation and made everyday tasks harder – especially for women, according to the investigation.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Some marketers have felt bullied by the giant platform, with top Facebook executives going over their heads to company leadership with the basic message that the marketers aren’t doing their job right because they’re not spending enough on Facebook.
Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
In light of the Michael Brown shooting, others have come forward to share their own stories of bullying, and harassment by police.
He recounts to her the bullying he receives at school, with classmates spitting on him as he walks down the halls.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But The Source was also starting to develop a bullying reputation within the industry.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“No camp counter-productive with bullying and lies,” he wrote.Freeeeedom! Hollywood Fights for Scottish Independence|Nico Hines|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt utterly helpless and a little angry at Goil's bullying tactics.Jack of No Trades|Charles Cottrell
Always this infernal self-conscious Madonna starving our living guts and bullying us to death with her love.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Her unexpectedly quiescent attitude had emboldened him to a bullying tone—something he had not lately ventured on.The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers
Apart from your bullying selfishness, a nice sensible way you have of talking!Some Everyday Folk and Dawn|Miles Franklin
The Northerners in Congress had learned the trick of bullying from the Southerners.Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson