Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tossed about by storm or tempest: as, a storm-tossed bark; hence, agitated by conflicting passions or emotions: as, his storm-tossed spirit is at rest.
- adj. pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities
“Because they have not read crucial work in Spanish, Mr. Bergreen and Ms. Delaney misrepresent Columbus's motive—which was social ambition, inspired in part by his self-modeling on fictional heroes such as the Alexander of a Spanish metrical romance, who discovered India by sea, or the storm-tossed protagonist of the Romance of the Cavalier.”
“With shades of The Tempest in its storm-tossed opening and a central character called Prosper a homeless man in search of himself and his lost history, A Few Man Fridays is a fiction – but one that's very much based on documentary evidence and interviews, as it reveals a grubby story of secrecy, deceit, colonial attitudes and collusion.”
“Odyssey is more than a journey into the art of storytelling; it makes a writer face cyclopean fears, buffeted by storm-tossed critiques, finally to find shore in a more confident structure and passionate style.”
“Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she hoped to offer some comfort to victims while touring the storm-tossed region Friday.”
“In those hours when my life is storm-tossed and wind-battered, the light around me shines bright with hope shielded by her hurricane spirit.”
“Caithe turned back to the archway as images flashed, one after another: a desolate tundra . . . a deep-hewn canyon . . . a storm-tossed sea.”
“Trapeze artists fly between poles on board a storm-tossed ship, acrobats go whirling past in giant wheels, and a scarlet-clad corps de ballet performs a hat-dance of fiendish complexity, culminating in a tongue-in-cheek series of fouettés.”
“Mr. Fumaroli makes only two small, noticeable mistakes: He attributes the great English classical scholar Richard Bentley to Oxford he was, in truth, a Cambridge man and he confuses "Greek fire"—the weapon invented by the Byzantines to destroy enemy fleets—with "St. Elmo's fire," a climatic phenomenon that plays harmlessly around the mastheads of storm-tossed ships.”
“This was made the more stark by the annual general meeting of global leadership in a storm-tossed Cannes.”
“In a field of storm-tossed debris, she sat on an overturned bucket dragging on a cigarette—acknowledging our presence not at all until I peered reluctantly at her hard, small-nosed, glinting face.”
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