They are now doomed to a lifetime's torment, reminded of their foolhardiness every time someone tries to call.
The periodic agony that accompanies sickle cell was joined by the torment of persistent eye infections and repeated surgeries.
Sinking Gingrich still won't quit His mission only: torment Mitt He claims the urge to reassess Is purely in the heads of press.
After three days of torment, the rest of the adventurers died in their sleep on the same stormy night.
Senior officials normally observe a longstanding political taboo by skirting around such tales of torment.
But consolation to Haman will be death and torment to Mordecai.
And after five minutes of torment they knew that they were safe.
He wanted me too much, at the end of a string, to torment, and to get money from when times were bad.
Hester relieved her torment of mind with reproaches of Margaret.
The lights went out early, but long into the night the boy lay awake in torment.
late 13c., "inflicting of torture," also "state of great suffering," from Old French tourment (11c.), from Latin tormentum "twisted sling, rack," related to torquere "to twist" (see thwart).
late 13c., from Old French tormenter (12c.), from Latin tormentare, from tormentum (see torment (n.)). Related: Tormented; tormenting.
Gr. basanos (Matt. 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence inquisition by torture, and then any disease which racks and tortures the limbs.