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torment
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

6 uses
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Definition
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
  • It was this everlasting thinking of my condition that tormented me.
    Chapter 7 (56% in)
  • As I read and contemplated the subject, behold! that very discontentment which Master Hugh had predicted would follow my learning to read had already come, to torment and sting my soul to unutterable anguish.
    Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • It was ever present to torment me with a sense of my wretched condition.
    Chapter 7 (58% in)
  • Those beautiful vessels, robed in purest white, so delightful to the eye of freemen, were to me so many shrouded ghosts, to terrify and torment me with thoughts of my wretched condition.
    Chapter 10 (15% in)
  • I would leave him to imagine himself surrounded by myriads of invisible tormentors, ever ready to snatch from his infernal grasp his trembling prey.
    Chapter 11 (10% in)
  • The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.
    Chapter 11 (40% in)

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