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tempest-tossed

or tem·pest-tost

[tem-pist-tawst, -tost]
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adjective
  1. buffeted about, as by adversities.

Origin of tempest-tossed

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for tempest-tost

Historical Examples

  • So the captain of this tempest-tost ship desired Jonah to call upon his god.

    Bible Romances

    George W. Foote

  • The flowers at its feet bowed their heads, while the winds wafted their fragrance over the struggling, tempest-tost tree.

    Allegories of Life

    Mrs. J. S. Adams