Put-upon first wife barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) questions this life choice as she seeks to ground her family in spiritual direction.
Nora could arm and disarm within a sentence, could wield a barb and its curative salve within a phrase.
Scheffer: I think barb is taking a moment to reevaluate where she is in terms of her family and her identity.
Olsen: I think it is mostly embodied in barb and her journey this season.
Bill has been saying for years, “I have a testimony,” and barb does, too, on a practical level.
The barb of her contempt penetrated even his thick epidermis.
In trying to draw it out they broke the shaft, thus leaving the barb in the wound.
Kate did not like to hear her father called barb, but Belle would not call him anything else.
Richard was borne to his tent, and a surgeon was sent for to cut out the barb.
Working for barb Doubleday; he branded mavericks for him, played dummy for his land entries, swore to false affidavits for him.
late 14c., "barb of an arrow," from Old French barbe (11c.) "beard, beardlike appendage," from Latin barba "beard," perhaps cognate with Old English beard (see beard (n.)).
late 15c., "to clip, mow;" see barb (n.). Meaning "to fit or furnish with barbs" is from 1610s. Related: Barbed; barbing.