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Torturous   Listen
adjective
Torturous  adj.  Involving, or pertaining to, torture. (R.) "The torturous crucifixion."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Torturous" Quotes from Famous Books



... and bounding from the earth, As though the Sun-god's chariot alone Were fit to follow in their flashing track. Anon with gathering stature to the height Of those colossal giants, doomed long since To torturous grief and penance, that assailed The sky-throned courts of Zeus, and climbing, dared For once in a world the Olympic wrath, and braved The electric spirit which from his clenching hand Pierces the dark-veined earth, and with a touch Is death to mortals, fearfully they ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith



Words linked to "Torturous" :   agonizing, harrowing, torturesome, torture, excruciating



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