torment

[ verb tawr-ment, tawr-ment; noun tawr-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF torment
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TORMENT

You've come to torment us before the time; do cease this noise!

The torment was far too racking for such futile fashion of lamentation.

It seemed to relieve the tension drawn by the other woman's torment.

From the top of the narrow staircase to the foot, and he had lived a year's torment!

The reply of the young man was merely a brief mention of the place of torment.

But the torment of spirit moved faster than ever and devoured me.

It clangs and bangs and whangs at 'em till the day of rest is a torment.

I owe it to your friendship not to torment you with unnecessary apprehensions.

And in that case, what torment and what peril might not be hers?

Her love was now changed to disdain, which pride assisted to torment her.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "inflicting of torture," also "state of great suffering," from Old French tourment (11c.), from Latin tormentum "twisted sling, rack," related to torquere "to twist" (see thwart).

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