- v. present participle of torment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing torment.
“Eve-like delight in tormenting him and playing upon him.”
“Precocious yet naive, he creates freakish stories and imaginary companions, and takes delight in tormenting his therapist.”
“Hatfill believes that local authorities joined in tormenting him at the behest of the Justice Department.”
“At least outwardly, Gomez didn't express any particular pleasure in tormenting the Devils.”
“While the sellout crowd of 65,373 delighted in tormenting Manning, it also exhorted the Chargers and LaDainian Tomlinson, who ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for another score on a night that left thousands of ear drums ringing, especially Manning's.”
“It didn't happen as New Jersey's John Madden sealed the game with 1: 55 remaining, again tormenting goalie Patrick Roy.”
““No doubt he could tell you how she got her nickname tormenting young men,” said Fred bitterly.”
“Has n't he been good and patient, and don't we all like to pet him when he 's clever, Fan? 'said Polly, whose heart was still aching for her brother, and ready for his sake to find virtues even in tormenting Tom.”
“Here is a fact, ladies, which should make you beware of that little god, who delights in tormenting princes and private persons, the strong and the weak; and who so infatuates them that they forget God and their conscience, and even the care of their own lives.”
“I thought, if I were surrounded by enemies, who were venting their malice and cruelty upon me, in tormenting me, it would still be impossible that I should cherish any feelings towards them but those of love, and pity and ardent desires for their happiness.”
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