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buffeted about, as by adversities.
Origin of tempest-tossed
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So the captain of this tempest-tost ship desired Jonah to call upon his god.
George W. Foote
The flowers at its feet bowed their heads, while the winds wafted their fragrance over the struggling, tempest-tost tree.
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Mrs. J. S. Adams