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  • Goodness gracious me, Miss Lane, how can you let them torment that poor child so!’
  • Nicholas murmured something—he knew not what—in reply; and the little boys, dividing their gaze between the mug, the bread and butter (which had by this time arrived), and every morsel which Mr Squeers took into his mouth, remained with strained eyes in torments of expectation.
  • Still Gride made no answer, but tore and scratched among the papers, and yelled and screeched like a fiend in torment.
  • For, having satisfied himself that Frank Cheeryble could have no knowledge of, or acquaintance with, the mysterious young lady, it began to occur to him that even he himself might never see her again; upon which hypothesis he built up a very ingenious succession of tormenting ideas which answered his purpose even better than the vision of Mr Frank Cheeryble, and tantalised and worried him, waking and sleeping.

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

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