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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.
TED LASSO’S DEEP, DARK SECRETEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 10, 2021VOX
It also was a source of torment at school, where she says she was made fun of for being poor.
A TIKTOK INFLUENCER BRINGS CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING TO THE MASSESHAMZA SHABANJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In addition, Tuesday was 19 degrees below the peak thermal torment of which Washington has proved capable of providing on Tuesday’s date.
AMONG TUESDAY’S ATTRACTIONS: IT WAS NOTHING LIKE OUR STORMY MONDAYMARTIN WEILJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The law would “empower survivors to speak out—if they so wish—so they can hold perpetrators accountable and hopefully prevent abusers from continuing to torment and abuse other workers,” Leyva said in a release.
PINTEREST AND THE SUBTLE POISON OF SEXISM AND RACISM IN SILICON VALLEYJANICE MINMARCH 22, 2021TIME
Before he faced Lettice, he must forget a moment—forget his fears, his hopes, his ceaseless torment of belief and doubt.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She could not be anything but a burden and a torment; her last years would probably be dreadful, both for herself and for others.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Deep within him he knew that he had become a stranger to his own wife and the realization sharply increased his torment.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
But even an age of war and pestilence could be observed without torment from behind the protective shields of the Time Machine.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
When the baby slept he was in torment lest he wake it, so that it would commence again to cry.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
But stay patiently a while, and thou shalt see his great power, in what manner he will torment thee and thy seed.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TORMENT

  • affliction
  • anguish
  • distress
  • dolor
  • misery
  • pangs
  • passion
  • throes
  • torment
  • torture
  • woe
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