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torment
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

6 uses
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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • I know you want to comfort me, but don't you see, you torment me far more than if you told me the truth? I cannot bear the uncertainty.
    Chapter 7 (91% in)
torment = cause suffering to
  • A non-com, can torment a private, a lieutenant a non-com, a captain a lieutenant, until he goes mad.
    Chapter 3 (59% in)
  • In whirling confusion my thoughts hum in my brain—I hear the warning voice of my mother, I see the Russians with the flowing beards leaning against the wire fence, I have a bright picture of a canteen with stools, of a cinema in Valenciennes; tormented, terrified, in my imagination I see the grey, implacable muzzle of a rifle which moves noiselessly before me whichever way I try to turn my head.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • Now I see that he is tormenting me, he is merely raking about in the wound and looking up surreptitiously at me over his glasses.
    Chapter 10 (34% in)
  • All the same the woman is a tormentor, she is going to force me to say it.
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
  • Wild, tormenting rumours of an armistice and peace are in the air, they lay hold on our hearts and make the return to the front harder than ever.
    Chapter 11 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "torment" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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