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  • n. Plural form of torturing.


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  • These days, I often must force myself to follow the news, even more so since the torturings at Abu Gharaib - to not avert my eyes from images of torturing and killing, and more killing, in Iraq.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: The Otterness Blizzard

  • Could they possibly be more destructive than the shoot-outs, bombings, and torturings occasioned by their illegal status?

    Barbara Ehrenreich: Miami Vice: The Class Analysis

  • Unlike the searches without warrants, the violations of habeas corpus, the torturings and the other actual criminal acts for which they will hopefully have to pay in court, it was legal to do what they wanted in this instance.


  • They have all heard about these horrific torturings that are going on.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • Arrests and kidnappings and torturings and escapes and rescues and revelations of Dark PastsTM - alright, not dark, really, more like slightly grey - and all sorts of things.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • The craving came over her to forget her self-torturings, and to forget them in a dizzy whirl.

    Maurice Guest

  • I hoped earnestly that if these dealings were found out that any penalties which might be involved, in particular, such things as torturings and impalements, would be visited upon the sutlers and not on their customers, and particularly not on folks who might be traveling with their customers.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • Maybe little time yet, then clink for us, torturings too, then Tyburn jig, I'll wager!

    Flashman's Lady

  • But kill me, and the burnings and torturings in these northern lands shall become a tale to frighten the world a thousand years hence.

    The Horse And His Boy

  • A landing was then made and the country raided with the usual accompaniment of murders, torturings, and capturing of the natives, many of whom were carried on board the vessels and sent back to Hispaniola, to be sold as slaves.

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings


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