TORTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TORTURE
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torture
 n.  extreme pain; anguish of body or mind
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  Waldman inflicted torture when he praised, with kindness and warmth, the astonishing progress I had made in the sciences.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  The idea of this visit was torture to me, yet I could not refuse.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  I do refuse it," I replied; "and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
5  I now also began to collect the materials necessary for my new creation, and this was to me like the torture of single drops of water continually falling on the head.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  I knew that I was preparing for myself a deadly torture, but I was the slave, not the master, of an impulse which I detested yet could not disobey.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  Then, gasping for breath, did Hester Prynne clutch the fatal token, instinctively endeavouring to tear it away, so infinite was the torture inflicted by the intelligent touch of Pearl's baby-hand.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
8  They shall no longer worry others, nor torture myself.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46
9  In Mrs. Brandley's house and out of Mrs. Brandley's house, I suffered every kind and degree of torture that Estella could cause me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
10  My boots might be placed in any collection of instruments of torture.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
11  Would you believe it, I was teaching Grisha just now: once this was a joy to me, now it is a torture.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 19
12  Levin loved his brother, but being with him was always a torture.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 31
13  There was nothing cheerful and joyous in the feeling; on the contrary, it was a new torture of apprehension.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 16
14  For a swift instant there went through her memory again the horrors of her last night in Atlanta, the ruined homes that dotted the countryside, all the stories of rape and torture and murder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  She had listened with calm contempt while these women had underrated the Confederate Army, blackguarded Jeff Davis and accused Southerners of murder and torture of their slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  I believed that in civilized countries, torture had ended long ago.
2  He would not torture her further by trying to argue with her.
3  His confessions were made under torture.
4  He died after five days of excruciating torture.
5  The interview was sheer torture from start to finish.
6  Reports of torture and mass executions in Serbia's detention camps have outraged the world's religious leaders.
7  They began to feel a vague fear, and then the real torture came.
8  The Spanish Inquisition devised many demoniac means of torture.
9  One of the major themes of this year's festival is Africa's tortured relationship with the west, with several films making a strong case that Africa continues to be exploited.
10  These words cut me: yet what could I do or I say? I ought probably to have done or said nothing; but I was so tortured by a sense of remorse at thus hurting his feelings, I could not control the wish to drop balm where I had wounded.
11  The secret police tortured him to obtain information.
12  Torture always dehumanizes both the torturer and his victim.