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torment
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

4 uses
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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place, at ever having taken part in what must have been sheer torment to Arthur Radley— what reasonable recluse wants children peeping through his shutters, delivering greetings on the end of a fishing-pole, wandering in his collards at night?
    p. 324.8
torment = great suffering
  • How so reasonable a creature could live in peril of everlasting torment was incomprehensible.
    p. 59.9
  • torment = great suffering
  • "Son," he said to Jem, "I'm going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man."
    p. 65.2
  • tormenting = causing suffering
  • When we were small, Jem and I confined our activities to the southern neighborhood, but when I was well into the second grade at school and tormenting Boo Radley became passe, the business section of Maycomb drew us frequently up the street past the real property of Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose.
    p. 132.1
tormenting = causing suffering
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