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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
First recorded in 1585-95
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  • I am not sure that I see the right, my soul is so tempest-tossed.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • I am like a man, wrecked and tempest-tossed, clinging for hope to a single spar.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • They are like balm to this tempest-tossed heart and nerve-racked form.

  • From which by courses retrograde you are now tempest-tossed.

    Excursions and Poems

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

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • Of these, the earlier period is the climax of the "tempest-tossed" years.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
  • The wind bloweth as it listeth; who shall say why I am tempest-tossed?

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • And so François Delsarte was tempest-tossed while yet a child.

  • I am in a tempest-tossed condition, and can hardly believe that I stand at bay at last on the American question.

  • One storm will wreck a woman's happiness; but were I a man I should glory in battling with the tempest-tossed waves of life.

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