The periodic agony that accompanies sickle cell was joined by the torment of persistent eye infections and repeated surgeries.
After three days of torment, the rest of the adventurers died in their sleep on the same stormy night.
We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.
Joan hit the glass ceiling hard this past season and Hendricks did a great job conveying her torment and anguish.
And this running around, which we all suffer from, is twice the torment for Dean.
But consolation to Haman will be death and torment to Mordecai.
The torment was far too racking for such futile fashion of lamentation.
He wanted me too much, at the end of a string, to torment, and to get money from when times were bad.
It seemed to relieve the tension drawn by the other woman's torment.
The lights went out early, but long into the night the boy lay awake in torment.
late 13c., "inflicting of torture," also "state of great suffering," from Old French tourment (11c.), from Latin tormentum "twisted sling, rack," related to torquere "to twist" (see thwart).
late 13c., from Old French tormenter (12c.), from Latin tormentare, from tormentum (see torment (n.)). Related: Tormented; tormenting.
Gr. basanos (Matt. 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence inquisition by torture, and then any disease which racks and tortures the limbs.