The bullying got so bad I had to drop out of school,” she admits, “I got my GED and will hopefully get into college soon.
According to Dr. Saltz, confrontation can lead to a formal apology, something many victims of bullying desire.
But The Source was also starting to develop a bullying reputation within the industry.
In our desire to be safe from brutal and bullying oppression, human beings are the same.
As predictable as Muslim bullying has become, the moral confusion of secular liberals appears to be part of the same clockwork.
He did this whenever he had a chance, but, to do him justice, by no means in an ill-natured or bullying way.
She removed his clothes too, bullying him in a motherly way.
He was sick of your bullying and domineering, just as we all were.
He'll see at once that you'll not stand this sort of bullying.
You thought I took the bullying of the bigger boys because I wasn't strong enough physically to hold up my end.
1530s, originally "sweetheart," applied to either sex, from Dutch boel "lover; brother," probably a diminutive of Middle Dutch broeder "brother" (cf. Middle High German buole "brother," source of German Buhle "lover;" see brother (n.)).
Meaning deteriorated 17c. through "fine fellow" and "blusterer" to "harasser of the weak" (1680s, from bully-ruffian, 1650s). Perhaps this was by influence of bull (n.1), but a connecting sense between "lover" and "ruffian" may be in "protector of a prostitute," which was one sense of bully (though not specifically attested until 1706). The expression meaning "worthy, jolly, admirable" (especially in 1864 U.S. slang bully for you!) is first attested 1680s, and preserves an earlier, positive sense of the word.
Excellent; good (1840s+)
: Bully for you! (1780s+)
A track worker; gandy dancer (1900+ Railroad)
[first two senses fr bully, ''a beloved person, darling,'' of obscure origin, attested fr 1538. Bully, ''worthy, admirable,'' used of persons, is attested in 1681]