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Definition of "grievous bodily harm" [grievous bodily harm]

  • Serious physical injury, or the fact of causing such injury. (noun)

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Use "grievous bodily harm" in a sentence
  • "The Pinnacle Peak's idea of welcome was a handshake in the form of grievous bodily harm from a bluff language instructor called Hardy ( 'everybody calls me Jingo'), a sermon full of veiled threats from a geriatric grammarian headmistress, Miss McKim, and a gentle reproof from old Fotheringay."
  • "Ellis Quint's bail is rescinded as he didn't turn up, and also he'll be charged with grievous bodily harm to his father."
  • "John Probyn, charged with doing grievous bodily harm to a constable."
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