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Bullying: Bullying

This is a good choice for a current topic whether you are writing an argumentative essay or preparing for a debat.


Bullying is a good topic to choose when you want to use both books and articles that discuss current events.  This Libguide is devoted to the type of bullying we find in the schoolyard.  Think "Mean Girls, or the big kid who wants to take your lunch money.


Bully Definition


bul·ly 1

n. pl. bul·lies
1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
2. A hired ruffian; a thug.
3. A pimp.
4. Archaic A fine person.
5. Archaic A sweetheart.
v. bul·lied, bul·ly·ing, bul·lies
1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner. See Synonyms at intimidate.
2. To make (one's way) aggressively.
1. To behave like a bully.
2. To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation: "They bully into line at the gas pump" (Martin Gottfried).

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