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  • adv. In a tormenting manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tormenting manner; in a manner productive of suffering.


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  • “The punishment of my imprudence in the use of my name and loss of credit is perhaps what I deserve but it is nevertheless severe on my family and on my account, I feel it most tormentingly.”

    Robert Morris

  • To the south, in the island of Zante, the capital town blazed beneath a rain of incandescent cinders that fell upon the flesh so tormentingly that both men and dogs went mad.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The pace was tormentingly slow on that completely plastic, unpaved road, and from time to time the wagon bogged to its axles in mud.

    Morgan’s Run

  • She shivered as she heard the words whisper tormentingly against her aroused flesh.

    Passionate Relationship

  • His tongue touched the sensitive flesh, lightly, rhythmically, tormentingly, until she cried out his name and slid her hands to his shoulders, arching her body upwards and shuddering in frantic pleasure as she felt his response to her need and totally abandoned herself to the fierce tug of his mouth against her breast.

    Desire for Revenge

  •  His mouth left hers, descending to the taut fullness of her breast, his tongue circling the nipple tormentingly.

    Falcon's Prey

  • Her breasts, so sensitive to his touch, ached tormentingly as he dragged away the unwanted barrier of cotton.

    So Close and No Closer

  • She gasped out loud as his hand swept down the side of her body and across the taut muscles of her belly, unerrinqy finding the place where she ached and pulsed so tormentingly, and as though he knew immediately how great her need was he picked her up and carried her, not into her own room, but into, i his, depositing her gently on the large bed.

    So Close and No Closer

  • He stood before her in all his iron-hard glory, even more tormentingly erotic than she had remembered.

    Dance Of Desire

  • Between him and Janie there was only an agreement that could be snapped like a thread that had patched up the hole in his life that only Roxanne could fill, however tormentingly.

    A Girl Possessed


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