torturing

Definitions

  • The Torture of the Huguenots—552
    The Torture of the Huguenots—552
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj torturing extremely painful
    • n torturing the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
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Quotations

  • Benedetto Croce
    Benedetto Croce
    “Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.”
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis%20Bunuel
    “In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma%20Gandhi
    “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !”
  • Cardinal J. Newman
    Cardinal J. Newman
    “It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.”

Usage

In literature:

He was bent upon torturing her.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
But the fine long nervous hands tortured each other in their clasp.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The king can tell Mayenne that if Mar is tortured he will torture me!
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
No keenness of torture could force from them a cry of pain.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
The moment I begin a sketch I exalt it, then, if it's not successful, I torture myself.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
What privations, what tortures he endured!
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
So a day or two passed, days which were sheer torture to Eva.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
After months of torture, he remained lame for life.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
It only tortures you.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Why should he be so if this beauty and greatness only tortures itself and throws itself away?
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
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In poetry:

"Thus wilt thou die in the pride of health,
And the glow of youth's fresh bloom?
Thou art offered life, and pomp, and wealth,
Or torture and the tomb."
"The Troubadour And Richard Coeur De Lion" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Pray for the peace which long
Hath left this tortured land, and haply now
Holds its white court on some far mountain's brow,
There hardly safe from wrong!
"Christmas" by Henry Timrod
Lift up your hearts, ye long oppressed,
And hail the gladsome rising dawn,
For Slavery's night, that sore distressed
And tortured you, has passed and gone!
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Good Reader! were it ours to choose,
Such ne'er should quit their native ooze;
Or ne'er, at least, should hit the track
Which brings them, for our torture, back.
"The Travelled Oyster" by John Kenyon
In the temple, veils will fall tomorrow,
We shall form a frightened group apart,
And the earth will shake-perhaps from sorrow
And from pity for my tortured heart.
"Mary Magdalene II" by Boris Pasternak
"Oh! shield me Holy MARY! shield
"A tortur'd wretch!" he mutter'd.
"A murd'rous WOLF! O GOD! I crave
"A dark unhallow'd silent grave—"
Aghast the Caitiff utter'd.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

The reporter who's spent 20 years investigating the police torture kingpin on why the perjury verdict surprised even him.
5 alleged Burge torture cases to get fresh look.
Hearings urged for 15 inmates in Burge -torture cases.
Judge scolds authorities for not putting a stop to alleged torture.
Why the debate on torture will not go away.
Not only were terrorism suspects tortured, they were also used as human guinea pigs, a new report alleges.
A Senate judiciary subcommittee released copies of two unclassified 2005 Bush administration anti-torture memos at a hearing on Wednesday.
Torture by any means necessary.
Cop arrested in plot to torture, cook and cannibalize women.
With reports of torture, disappearances and political violence, Belarus is Europe's "last dictatorship ".
For the first time, Brazil is allowing access to documents that might unmask torturers from the military dictatorship .
Khadr interrogator convicted in prisoner's torture death.
4 charged in murderous torture spree.
John Yoo can be held responsible for the alleged torture of detainee Jose Padilla, a judge ruled Friday.
Presidential Commission on Torture Is Critical to America's Security.
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In science:

We can imagine dozens of different criminal purposes for which the primitive individuals could be kidnapped, tortured and even killed, including ab ject topics such as ‘high gastronomy’ and sadist games.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
F3 - Torture by in laws for having given birth to only female children.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The question of where to draw the line tortured us, and we bring our apologies to all the pioneers who “fell through the cracks.” The second part of the book is an attempt to present a historical perspective on the development of the sub ject.
Introduction to "The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of The Theory"
Based on Emmanuel’s description, my own prejudice made me expect a weak and tortured figure.
The work of Fred Cohen
Instead, in came a man, anything but weak and tortured, almost running with the aid of his cane, with this huge smile on his face, and a strong confident voice.
The work of Fred Cohen
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