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Torment meaning

torment - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. An engine for casting stones.
  2. 2. Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
  3. 3. That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
  4. 4. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
  5. 5. To pain; to distress; to afflict.
  6. 6. To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
  7. 7. To put into great agitation.
  8. 8. Extreme pain; torture; great annoyance; that which causes torment.
  9. 9. To torture; afflict; annoy greatly.

torment - examples of usage

  1. She had missed him, and knew the bitterness of all failure; she desired him, and knew the torment of all passion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. No, he saw too plainly the torment that would lie before him- disgrace, grief of wife and children, soon all the world wishing him dead. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. If your thought is mean and base, your world is a place of torment; if your thought is true and generous, your world is free. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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