tormenter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tormenter a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
    • n tormenter someone who torments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tormenter An executioner. "Delivering o'er to executors paws
      The lazy, yawning drone."
    • Tormenter One who, or that which, torments; a tormentor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tormenter See tormentor.
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured that haven't as yet arrived.”
  • Laurence Sterne
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    “Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!”
  • Washington Irving
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    “Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.”
  • Dick Gregory
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    “Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.”

Usage

In literature:

In the silence of the night the difficulties of her situation pressed upon and tormented her.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
How that thought that Nanna hates me Torments my breast!
"The Death of Balder" by Johannes Ewald
I was tormenting myself because I did not know what I wanted.
"Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)" by Marie Bashkirtseff
And his desire went after her, and the mere bodiless idea of her became a torment to his body as it had been a joy to his soul.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The emotions which electrify your nerves torment ours.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
Indeed this was by no means the first time that his brain had become a whirring torment in his skull.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
His face, as I saw it, was harrowed and tormented.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
Kelson was equally tormented, though the phenomena took rather a different form.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
They then put a rope round his neck and tormented him.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
He would torment her almost to death, but he would never let her go free.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
Thou and thy marriage are a torment to me.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
Torments unfelt by those of less sensitive mould also awaited Martin Grimbal.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
To love and to despise was to suffer the torments of the damned.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The rest was all infernal torment and labour in the sweat of your brow.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
His fire was to keep off the mosquitoes, which were tormenting in that locality.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
Captain Rauchfuss began to live in the midst of wonderful tormenting illusions.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Her love was outside it, a gratification now, and not a torment.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Fashion permitted the use of green, yellow, or red feathers; nevertheless, the possession of the hat became a torment to Clarissa.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Jealousy of Mr Elliot had been the retarding weight, the doubt, the torment.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Maiden full of guile, thou wilt live in sorrow with thy heart in causeless torment!
"The Kadambari of Bana" by Bana
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In poetry:

From Jealousy's tormenting Strife
For ever be Thy Bosom free'd:
That nothing may disturb Thy Life,
Content I hasten to the Dead.
"Answer To Cloe Jealous. The Author Sick" by Matthew Prior
Seven years you've spent tormenting
Hell with magic, nor do you
Plan your journey yet, frequenting
Inns, although your bond is due.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
For their souls were all in torment,
While their bodies uncovered lay,
And never a moment's rest was theirs,
Either by night or day.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
As ev'ry limb some evil bears,
And ev'ry part some torment shares,
So shall those evils all attend
The wicked, without pause or end.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
Such are my pains! such my distress!
Such heavy woes my soul oppress!
Such is the state I now am in,
Each hour tormented for my sin!
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
Because of thee, the land of dreams
Becomes a gathering place of fears:
Until tormented slumber seems
One vehemence of useless tears.
"The Dark Angel" by Lionel Pigot Johnson

In news:

Those lists are tormenting me.
Convicts first thought they were tormented souls in the bush.
The House of Torment .
A Decade of Aggression at the House of Torment .
Taylor Says It's Fun to Torment Her Ex in a Song.
Taylor Swift Says It's "Fun" to Torment Her Exes with Her Songs.
Bellaire's Badia Continues To Torment Jets.
Amanda Todd, a beautiful Canadian teen who documented her torment at the hands of online bullies, was found dead Wednesday and authorities suspect the death was a suicide.
How can a loving God send people, even bad people, to a place of eternal torment .
Questions hell as place of eternal torment .
The Torment of High-End Decorators.
109 ways to torment yourself.
Even in London, Carmelo finds a way to torment Knicks fans.
Facebook's Torment : How Hard to Push Sponsored Stories.
Vienna tormented by FBI building's non-stop buzz.
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