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tempest-tossed

or tempest-tost

[tem-pist-tawst, -tost] /ˈtɛm pɪstˈtɔst, -ˈtɒst/
adjective
1.
buffeted about, as by adversities.
Origin of tempest-tossed
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • And thus peace cometh to the mind of the tempest-tossed, but such a being as Saronia could not long sustain it.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • I am like a man, wrecked and tempest-tossed, clinging for hope to a single spar.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • Therefore, do not despair; by speedy repentance secure gospel peace to your tempest-tossed soul.

  • On the other is a vessel, tempest-tossed, and a star guiding it to the haven of peace.

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • Thus the new land, once but a haven to a tempest-tossed household, became the permanent dwelling place of the Bretton family.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • Of these, the earlier period is the climax of the "tempest-tossed" years.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
  • They are like balm to this tempest-tossed heart and nerve-racked form.

  • The wind bloweth as it listeth; who shall say why I am tempest-tossed?

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • The tempest-tossed soul was riding at anchor in a haven of calm, and the weary spirit shone with glorious sheen.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • And so François Delsarte was tempest-tossed while yet a child.

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