Definitions

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  • adv. So as to torture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. So as to torture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • So as to torture or torment.

Etymologies

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torturing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He was there a torturingly long time; but at length he came out to the room she waited in, and crossed it on his way downstairs.

    Two on a Tower

  • He found the story interesting — indeed, torturingly, heart-wringingly so — and, advising strongly against its publication, returned it.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Accursed newspapers, with their accursed routine, came back to me; all the stories and legends that I had ever heard, all the facts that I had ever learnt, came to me in a fashion wonderfully contorted and distorted; sensations welded together in ghastly, brain-stretching conglomerates, instinct with individuality and personality, human but torturingly inhuman, crowded in upon me.

    Across China on Foot

  • But the doubts were there now, one moment lulled to quiescence, the next more torturingly alert.

    The Reef; a novel

  • The thought made him uneasy, and caused the vigil which followed to appear torturingly long.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward

  • Few the souls escaping, and God have mercy upon those who stumble through the blinding darkness, made more torturingly hideous by the intermittent flashes of lurid light.

    Violets and Other Tales

  • He understood her less, and valued her more than before, a thousand times more, achingly, torturingly more.

    The Golden Silence

  • He found the story interesting -- indeed, torturingly, heart-wringingly so -- and, advising strongly against its publication, returned it.

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900

  • He did not even think of her as she thought of herself, torturingly -- as not young, not in any degree good-looking, not geboren, not even female.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • What kind of justice was this which delayed so long, so torturingly long?

    How Women Love (Soul Analysis)

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