Sentence example with the word 'torturous'


acute, biting, desolating, grave, harsh, heartwounding, paroxysmal, racking, shooting, stabbing, torturing

Definition adj. extremely painful

Last update: July 29, 2015


They were far too busy stretching mus­cles and preparing for the more torturous miles that lay ahead.   [Please select]


The editor of Sewall's _Diary_ makes this comment upon the silent heroism of the martyr, Giles Cory: "At first, apparently, a firm believer in the witchcraft delusion, even to the extent of mistrusting his saintly wife, who was executed three days after his torturous death, his was the most tragic of all the fearful offerings."   [Please select]

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