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torture-chamber

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  • But the two cases that were exceptional, put a mood of depression and fear into all the listening animals, such as humans might experience in an ante-room of hell, listening to the flailing and the flaying of their fellows who had preceded them into the torture-chamber.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • But if the price you pay for off-stage torture-chamber yowls is the bloodied hero's final outpouring, the exquisite "E lucevan le stelle", you can see the point: art has to be worked for.

    Tosca; La fille du régiment; Takacs Quartet

  • (Soundbite of song, "Anything I Say Can and Will Be Use") Mr. BURNETT: (Singing) I got a torture-chamber orchestra and a delirium hotel.

    T-Bone Burnett: Zen And The Art Of Music

  • A Democratic president who expands the war in Afghanistan and closes down one legal blackhole torture-chamber and moves the prisoners to another legal blackhole torture-chamber.

    Ignatieff, Fork, Done

  • AS Hamrah on the current torrent of torture porn: The ingeniously imagineered punishment devices in these movies, along with their chummy torture-chamber repartee and quick recoveries from pain and abuse, aren't so much about the fear of torture as they are about the joy of it - and its necessity.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 12/18.

  • Between solitude and the torture-chamber there is all the difference that there is between a nervous malady and a surgical disease.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • If this seems quaint in the torture-chamber era of "Saw" or "Hostel," consider that two of the biggest horror hits of recent times -- "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Sixth Sense" -- had not a severed body part between them.

    Bloody Good Flicks

  • “So you wished to know the gloomy torture-chamber of pain!”

    Letters of Two Brides

  • I told him what I had heard about Oscar, that his health was breaking down and his reason going, pointed out how monstrous it was to turn prison into a torture-chamber.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • He will undoubtedly defend his torture-chamber until the bitter end.

    Bush Policy Kills 3 Guantanamo Inmates

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