• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tormentorer one who, or that which, torments:
    • ns Tormentorer (B.) a torturer, an executioner: a long meat-fork: a wing in the first groove of a stage
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  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. tormentum, an engine for hurling stones—L. torquēre, to twist.


In literature:

Then he turned to the tormentor.
"The Circus Comes to Town" by Lebbeus Mitchell
Plaisted drew a sigh of relief when his tormentor vanished.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
He turned a ghastly grin on his tormentors.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
I realized all this fully as I stood, with burning cheeks and downcast eyes, at the very elbow of my tormentor.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Yes, my tormentor was indeed waiting.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Old Peleg had builded better than he expected when he set that trap in which to catch his tormentors.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
We got rid of most of our tormentors and were at peace once more.
"Field Hospital and Flying Column" by Violetta Thurstan
Nina held her head very high and looked straight at her tormentor.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
He became the tormentor of all our moments; he ''was worse than a nightmare.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
He did not for an instant hesitate in deciding to protect the little girl from her tormentor, if need arose, at any hazard.
"The Old Flute-Player" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
I was exhausted and my tormentor was given over to his own enjoyment of my discomfiture.
"Olympian Nights" by John Kendrick Bangs
She had stood everything from this petty, insistent tormentor.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Dust, heat and thirst, their previous tormentors, retired in favour of mud, chill and an unappeasable hunger.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
And so he submits, and grows peevish and fretful, and even bald and gray over the woes of his tormentor.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
We hear a tortured victim screaming out the shrillest taunts at his tormentor.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
From Baltimore, the cars were less crowded, and I encountered my dusky tormentor no more.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
For Timothy Turtle wheeled with amazing swiftness and snapped at his tormentor.
"The Tale of Timothy Turtle" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Madge looked at her tormentor with unseeing eyes.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
He looked piteously at his tormentor, and burst into tears.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
There was a small eruption of earth and stone as the hound came alive, fighting to reach its tormentors.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton

In poetry:

'Twere you, my sins, my cruel sins,
His chief tormentors were;
Each of my crimes became a nail,
And unbelief the spear.
"Hymn 95" by Isaac Watts
Waiting is also that island of anguish,
Destined to crush thy proud spirit at last,
Doomed amid pigmy tormentors to languish,
Facing forever its measureless past!
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Teen can pursue alleged online tormentors anonymously : court.
Now, her tormentors face criminal charges.
Mother of Amanda Todd's accused tormentor lashes out at online ' lynch mob .
Family and friends of a Lower East Side Army private who committed suicide in Afghanistan were outraged Tuesday after a military jury recommended one of his tormentors face only 30 days of confinement for assaulting his subordinate.
Darrell Issa, Tim Geithner's Tormentor .
Andre Dubus III recalls his upbringing in a Massachusetts mill town , and the tormentors he and his siblings had to fight through.
Kids that didn't have a chance—perhaps operating under the influence of dangerously promoted pap such as "all bullies are cowards "—would stand up to their tormentors with predictable results.
Amanda's tormentors were far worse than mere bullies: Daphne Bramham (video).
All you tormentors of Astros history, begone.
After more than 10 years of US presence, women are still imprisoned for reporting crimes and fleeing tormentors, Human Rights Watch says.
When Martinez arrived and saw the gangsters bullying a younger kid, he made a U-turn, drove up to the tormentors and was shot before he could even get out of the car.
Growing up, Tourette's Syndrome sufferer Jaylen Arnold was tortured by cruel tormentors who teased him, called him names and mimicked his uncontrollable movements and outbursts.
If one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, then it is not surprising that one's peacemaker can be another's tormentor.
MMM > News > POM aims arch ads at FTC tormentors.
"Joe Six-Pack" and "soccer moms" should unite to fight the tormentors who forced mortgages on us.