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torment
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • But the thing was eating up his mind, of course, and the torment had become almost unbearable.
    1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — The Shadow of the Past (58% in)
  • The flies began to torment them, and the air was full of clouds of tiny midges that crept up their sleeves and breeches and into their hair.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (35% in)
  • You would have became a wraith under the dominion of the Dark Lord; and he would have tormented you for trying to keep his Ring, if any greater torment were possible than being robbed of it and seeing it on his hand.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (17% in)
  • You would have became a wraith under the dominion of the Dark Lord; and he would have tormented you for trying to keep his Ring, if any greater torment were possible than being robbed of it and seeing it on his hand.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (17% in)
  • But her brothers, Elladan and Elrohir, were out upon errantry: for they rode often far afield with the Rangers of the North, forgetting never their mother's torment in the dens of the orcs.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (47% in)
  • There is no doubt that he was tormented, and the fear of Sauron lies black on his heart.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (49% in)
  • It was taken with torment from Thrain in the dungeons of Dol Guldur.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (91% in)
  • Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Farewell to Lorien (92% in)
  • For a moment, perfectly balanced between their piercing points, he writhed, tormented.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — The Breaking of the Fellowship (53% in)

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