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  • As the guest answered nothing, but took his seat, and looked thoroughly indifferent what sentiments she cherished concerning him, she turned and whispered an earnest appeal for liberty to her tormentor.
  • If she desired to go, she might: the nuisance of her presence outweighs the gratification to be derived from tormenting her!’
  • These three awful nights I’ve never closed my lids — and oh, I’ve been tormented!
  • She said nothing further till the paroxysm was over; then she continued, more kindly — ’I’m not wishing you greater torment than I have, Heathcliff.
  • ’May she wake in torment!’ he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion.
  • But his self-love would endure no further torment: I heard, and not altogether disapprovingly, a manual cheek given to her saucy tongue.
  • ’You are a boastful champion,’ replied Heathcliff; ’but I don’t like you well enough to hurt him: you shall get the full benefit of the torment, as long as it lasts.
  • Well, Hareton’s aspect was the ghost of my immortal love; of my wild endeavours to hold my right; my degradation, my pride, my happiness, and my anguish — ’But it is frenzy to repeat these thoughts to you: only it will let you know why, with a reluctance to be always alone, his society is no benefit; rather an aggravation of the constant torment I suffer: and it partly contributes to render me regardless how he and his cousin go on together.
  • Is it not sufficient for your infernal selfishness, that while you are at peace I shall writhe in the torments of hell?’

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  • She enjoys tormenting others.
  • She concealed her torment.

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