While this scandal did involve officials from other States, Jersey pols were at the heart of this 1980s FBI sting operation.
And it won't erase the sting of the forthcoming film The Social Network, the story of the founding of Facebook.
When Joan Fontaine wanted to insult Hedda Hopper, she prudently dulled the sting by making herself a target as well.
Create a product that consumers feel is worth paying for and piracy might not sting as much.
sting took over the lead role to try to draw an audience, but his thumpingly inspirational score was already the hero of the show.
The fads and foibles of humanity can be good-naturedly exposed in humorous articles that have no sting.
What can I say to you except that this kindness takes away some of the sting of going.
It flew on my coat, and as I tried to brush it away it implanted a sting on the back of my hand that made me wince in agony.
There was no sting in their poverty; no adventitious misery belonging to it.
The sting of the words sent the blood flying back to Myles's face again, and he looked quickly up.
Old English stingan "to prick with a small point" (of weapons, insects, plants, etc.), from Proto-Germanic *stenganan (cf. Old Norse stinga, Old High German stungen "to prick," Gothic us-stagg "to prick out," Old High German stanga, German stange "pole, perch," German stengel "stalk, stem"), from PIE *stengh-, nasalized form of root *stegh- "to prick, sting" (cf. Old English stagga "stag," Greek stokhos "pointed stake"). Specialized to insects late 15c. Slang meaning "to cheat, swindle" is from 1812.
Old English stincg, steng "act of stinging, stinging pain," from the root of sting (v.). Meaning "carefully planned theft or robbery" is attested from 1930; sense of "police undercover entrapment" first attested 1975.
v. stung (stŭng), sting·ing, stings
To pierce or wound painfully with or as if with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
To introduce venom by stinging.
To cause to feel a sharp smarting pain by or as if by pricking with a sharp point.
The act of stinging.
The wound or pain caused by or as if by stinging.
The venom apparatus of a stinging organism.
A tricking or entrapment, either in a confidence scheme or as part of a law-enforcement operation: have used sting to describe undercover operations that use a bogus business operation as a front/ Let's contrast Abscam with traditional law-enforcement stings (1975+)
A parallel dialect of Scheme intended to serve as a high-level operating system for symbolic programming languages. First-class threads and processors and customisable scheduling policies.
["A Customizable Substrate for Concurrent Languages", S. Jagannathan et al, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 1992].