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torment
used in The Two Towers

8 uses
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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • I would have guided Frodo to Mordor and gone with him to the end; but if I seek him now in the wilderness, I must abandon the captives to torment and death.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- The Departure of Boromir (90% in)
  • No listener would have guessed from their words that they had suffered cruelly, and been in dire peril, going without hope towards torment and death; or that even now, as they knew well, they had little chance of ever finding friend or safety again.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Uruk-Hai (91% in)
  • It was fashioned by the builders of old, who smoothed the Ring of Isengard, and yet it seemed a thing not made by the craft of Men, but riven from the bones of the earth in the ancient torment of the hills.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- The Road to Isengard (75% in)
  • Until seven times the years in which he tormented us have passed, we shall not tire of watching him.
    3.10 -- Book 3 Chapter 10 -- The Voice of Saruman (**% in)
  • And that therefore the hobbit was captive there, driven to look in the glass for his torment by Saruman.
    3.11 -- Book 3 Chapter 11 -- The Palantir (59% in)
  • Only I would not have you go to death or to torment.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (96% in)
  • And now the red light in the sky seemed stronger; though they could not tell whether a dreadful morning were indeed coming to this place of shadow, or whether they saw only the flame of some great violence of Sauron in the torment of Gorgoroth beyond.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (56% in)
  • It grew, until almost it seemed to them that smell was the only clear sense left to them. and that was for their torment.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (18% in)

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