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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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  • So the captain of this tempest-tost ship desired Jonah to call upon his god.

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • The flowers at its feet bowed their heads, while the winds wafted their fragrance over the struggling, tempest-tost tree.

    Allegories of Life Mrs. J. S. Adams

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