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Definition harmful — especially to human health
  • The belief is not only foolish, but potentially injurious.
  • altogether he assured me that it would be excessively troublesome, injurious, and unsafe.
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • O, injurious law,
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • It is known that you are not my sister; I cannot introduce you as such: to attempt it would be to fasten injurious suspicions on us both.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And this is an abuse of great gravity in itself, and one that reacts injuriously on the government service.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I trace amongst our contemporaries two contrary notions which are equally injurious.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • They contain such injurious information that when presented by you "Sir?"
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • —It were for me To throw my sceptre at the injurious gods; To tell them that this world did equal theirs Till they had stol'n our jewel.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • It is well for the old girl that she has but one birthday in a year, for two such indulgences in poultry might be injurious.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • You cannot, therefore, estimate the wrong—the blasphemy, I may even say—that is offered to her character by a light or injurious word.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • Do you mean to pretend that you didn't know it would be injurious to her to meet you here week after week?
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • If a servant should be allowed to purchase herself, after absenting herself so long from her owners, and return free, it would have an injurious effect.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I need only take it regularly and avoid all injurious influences.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Injurious Hermia! most ungrateful maid!
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • I got down into the canoe, while the Dutchman, standing upon the deck, loaded me with all the curses and injurious terms his language could afford.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • The work was at once commenced, and pursued with true American energy; nor did the rapidity with which it went on injuriously affect its good execution.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Oh, clubs injurious to Princeton democracy; cost a lot; draw social lines, take time; the regular line you get sometimes from disappointed sophomores.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • We are all free to speak & do as we individually will-providing this "freedom" of Speech & Deed are not injurious to our fellow-man.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Cloisters, useful in the early education of modern civilization, have embarrassed its growth, and are injurious to its development.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • O, injurious law, That respites me a life whose very comfort Is still a dying horror!
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure

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