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Dana explains in the edited-down interviews with Cosson — a theater director himself, whose voice you also hear on the tape — that this sit-down is the first time she has ever confided in detail the torment she underwent.

It has been a rough year for Whitman’s legacy but a splendid one for historical truth and for freeing the Cayuses from the long torment of a missionary’s lie.

Over the course of Sherwood Brown’s arrest, conviction and 28 years in prison, there were numerous points at which Mississippi could have done right by him, or at least ended his torment.

A few think pieces about the show have even argued that Ted himself functions as a sort of ersatz therapist for a world filled with conflict and torment.

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It also was a source of torment at school, where she says she was made fun of for being poor.

We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.

They endure further torment as rates of rape, domestic violence and early marriage skyrocket in times of crisis.

Unlike the Cheneys, here is a man whose misdemeanors came to torment him.

Year after year they have to endure the torment of being required to live up to the role that Ernest Hemingway gave them.

The periodic agony that accompanies sickle cell was joined by the torment of persistent eye infections and repeated surgeries.

Before he faced Lettice, he must forget a moment—forget his fears, his hopes, his ceaseless torment of belief and doubt.

She could not be anything but a burden and a torment; her last years would probably be dreadful, both for herself and for others.

Deep within him he knew that he had become a stranger to his own wife and the realization sharply increased his torment.

But even an age of war and pestilence could be observed without torment from behind the protective shields of the Time Machine.

When the baby slept he was in torment lest he wake it, so that it would commence again to cry.


On this page you'll find 223 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to torment, such as: affliction, agony, anguish, misery, pain, and persecution.

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