self-tormentor love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who torments himself.


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  • A very fantastic one, you will say — the illusion of a self-tormentor.

    Uncle Silas

  • The very willingness with which she performed these duties, the cheerfulness with which she bore her reverses, and the kindness which withheld her from imputing the smallest blame to him, were all perverted by this ingenious self-tormentor, into further aggravations of his sufferings.

    Agnes Grey

  • ` ` He became at length, '' continued Ratcliffe, ` ` the most ingenious self-tormentor of whom I have ever heard; the scoff of the rabble, and the sneer of the yet more brutal vulgar of his own rank, was to him agony and breaking on the wheel.

    The Black Dwarf

  • Even of such a fanatic and self-tormentor as the Spanish Franciscan Petrus von Alcantara (1562), his biographer says that despite his strict renunciation of the world, he retained a most warm and deep feeling for Nature.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • And ever and anon, when such suggestions pressed themselves on the mind of this ingenious self-tormentor, he drew off from me to the opposite side of the high-road, looked before, behind, and around him, examined his arms, and seemed to prepare himself for flight or defence, as circumstances might require.

    Rob Roy

  • But first say something nice about this self-tormentor.

    The Road to Damascus

  • Never did man look less like an offended lover, or like a morose self-tormentor.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

  • She was ready to tell him he was an ingenious self-tormentor; but she saw that the struggle to do right was the main spring of the happiness that beamed round him, in spite of his self-reproach, heart-felt as it was.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

  • I am self-tormentor enough to distrust myself, even now.

    The Black Robe

  • A very fantastic one, you will say -- the illusion of a self-tormentor.

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh


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