tortured by his patient smile, she followed him out into the dim hall, half blinded by her burning tears.
tortured by the world and the world's law, yet Heaven's peace had settled on her.
tortured as I was, yet I could not but think of the wife and child far away praying for his safe return.
tortured by his inward agitation, he rose and began to pace the room.
tortured as he was with pain, he begged the bystanders to forgive him for being so unconscionable a time in dying.
tortured by these imaginings, I rose up from the pavement and stood erect.
tortured both in heart and conscience, Mainwaring felt as if he had but one wish left in the world,—to see Susan once more.
tortured, humiliated, helpless, he saw the lash that cut him fall also upon her.
tortured by the wound Erect he rose, the arrow in his brain,100 And writhing furious, scared his fellow-steeds.
tortured you may be to the verge of the grave, but never into it.
early 15c., "contortion, twisting, distortion," from Old French torture "infliction of great pain, great pain, agony," and directly from Late Latin torture "a twisting, writhing, torture, torment," from stem of Latin torquere "to twist, turn, wind, wring, distort" (see thwart).
1580s, from torture (n.). Related: Tortured; torturing.