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torment
used in The Tempest

8 uses
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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • Do not torment me:
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the island (31% in)
torment = cause great mental or physical suffering
  • Dost thou forget From what a torment I did free thee?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The Island. Before the cell of PROSPERO (49% in)
  • Thou best know'st What torment I did find thee in; thy groans Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts Of ever-angry bears: it was a torment To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Could not again undo; it was mine art, When I arriv'd and heard thee, that made gape The pine, and let thee out.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The Island. Before the cell of PROSPERO (56% in)
  • Thou best know'st What torment I did find thee in; thy groans Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts Of ever-angry bears: it was a torment To lay upon the damn'd, which Sycorax Could not again undo; it was mine art, When I arriv'd and heard thee, that made gape The pine, and let thee out.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The Island. Before the cell of PROSPERO (57% in)
  • Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me For bringing wood in slowly.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the island (9% in)
  • The spirit torments me: O!
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the island (35% in)
  • Do not torment me, prithee; I'll bring my wood home faster.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the island (39% in)
  • All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement Inhabits here.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Before the cell of PROSPERO (31% in)

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