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  • n. Plural form of tormentor.


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  • As the book begins, Harry bids a final farewell to the Dursley family, his muggle tormentors from the very first book.

    Rabid Reads: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" J.K. Rowling

  • The word tormentors, here, probably means keepers of the prison.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • The only extenuation lay in the accident that, though the tormentors were my age, they were a year ahead of me in school; so I was never in classes with them.


  • Behind the tormentors is a curtain called the "olio," which fulfills the triple purpose of hiding the rest of the stage, serving as scenery for acts in One and often as a curtain to raise and lower on acts playing in the space back of One.

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • Amongst the number of my tormentors was a whole Genoese family of distinction; very fat and sleek, and terribly addicted to the violin.

    Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents

  • He bade them also call the tormentors to make ready the instruments of their craft, and await him in the place of punishment.

    The World's Desire

  • Be this as it may, there is no doubt that the fear, vexation, and anxiety of his life caused his death, and on this account his tormentors were his murderers.

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

  • My sober senses, however, in a short time returned, and as the flames blazed up more brightly I saw that my tormentors were a vast number of bats, on whose long quiet retreat I had intruded.

    My First Voyage to Southern Seas

  • A judge ruled in her favor and now -- under court order -- Google has 15 days to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of three screen name tormentors: JOEBOOMO8, JIMMYJEANOO8, and GREYSPECTOR09.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • And as he pointed out in the article, he even knew his was not for real, that is, his tormentors were really friends, and no harm was intended towards him.

    Think Progress


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