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  • …iced, to be ignored, to be beaten, beaten, beaten—not by a greater genius, not by a god, but by a Peter Keating—well, my little amateur, do you think the Spanish Inquisition ever thought of a torture to equal this?  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • What was expected to be a quick confirmation hearing turned into an inquisition.

  • a general inquisition into his reputation and conduct

  • In Spain, the Inquisition lasted until 1834; though severe abuses had stopped prior to that.

  • The Inquisition would have imprisoned Goya were it not for the intervention of the King.

  • It`s the likes of you that kept the inquisition in business.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys

  • ...even in the dungeons of the Inquisition.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum

  • Save it for your CIA inquisition.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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