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The act of damaging something or someone.  Synonyms: damage, harm, hurt.

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"Scathe" Quotes from Famous Books

... young maid: “Ah! my father seeks thy death, Kamper for thee is far too strong, He will work thee rueful scathe. ...
— Grimmer and Kamper - The End of Sivard Snarenswayne and other ballads - - - Translator: George Borrow • Thomas J. Wise

... elder: "When I slew him, I deemed that he was doing me all scathe: but now I know that it was not so. Thus it was: I would needs go where he had been before, and he stood in the path against me; and I overthrew him, and went ...
— The Wood Beyond the World • William Morris

... are gone, and here must I remain, Lam'd by the scathe of fire, lonely and faint, This lime-tree bower my prison! They, meantime My Friends, whom I may never meet again, On springy heath, along the hill-top edge Wander delighted, and look down, perchance, On that ...
— The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 5 • Edited by E. V. Lucas

... narrowest and dirtiest greenroom in which to be human. And this is the condition of the decadent, of the aesthete, of the free-lover. To be everlastingly passing through dangers which we know cannot scathe us, to be taking oaths which we know cannot bind us, to be defying enemies who we know cannot conquer us—this is the grinning tyranny of decadence which ...
— The Defendant • G.K. Chesterton

... shalt swere me an othe,' sayde Robyn, 'On my bright bronde; Shalt thou never awayte me scathe By ...
— Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws - Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series • Frank Sidgwick

Words linked to "Scathe" :   hurt, disfiguration, wounding, harm, burn, change of integrity, wound, defacement, defloration, impairment, disfigurement

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