Origin of tormentor
Examples from the Web for tormentors
Last year, buoyed by his 2012 reelection, Obama dismissed the notion of schmoozing with his Republican tormentors on Capitol Hill.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
November 4, 2014
The Internet rallied around the boy, and his tormentors have been identified.Ice Bucket Challenge Bullies Messed with the Wrong Internet
September 9, 2014
She was suspended from school after hitting one of her tormentors.Will Jordan Davis Become the First Transgender Miss England?
February 28, 2014
The authorities quickly involved themselves, tracking down his tormentors.Can a Tweet Put You in Prison? It Certainly Will in the UK
January 23, 2014
He was whisked away from the scene of the attack, but his tormentors assaulted him again in the local hospital.In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer
Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey
October 28, 2013
But, if he take me at my word, I shall be rid of one of my tormentors.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
He propped himself against a wall and reproved his tormentors in Latin.The Gentleman From Indiana
"I should have thought his tormentors were fitter occupants of his cell," said Ralph.The Shadow of a Crime
Day or night it was all one with us; never did our tormentors cease to afflict us.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
She bowed her head as if she were already in the midst of her tormentors.Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands
- a person or thing that torments
- a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
- films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
Word Origin and History for tormentors
late 13c., from Anglo-French tormentour, Old French tourmenteur, agent noun of Latin tormentare (see torment (v.)).