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The Aeneid
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  • Hamstring'd behind, unhappy Gyges died; Then Phalaris is added to his side.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Palmus from behind receives his wound; Hamstring'd he falls, and grovels on the ground: His crest and armor, from his body torn, Thy shoulders, Lausus, and thy head adorn.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • Efforts are hamstrung by out-dated regulations.

  • She is hamstrung by injury.

  • Turn around before I rip out one of your hamstrings.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

  • You hit them and you think them dead, turn your back and they hamstring you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

  • BY DINNERTIME, my shoulders and hamstrings had tightened.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
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