But after several seasons of torturing his way to victory, headlines began to clash with the drama.
There are plenty of other vigilantes interested in torturing gay men with the winking semi-approval of the authorities.
In June, the sisters finally confided to a Red Cross worker that their father had been torturing them for years.
Purists sometimes seem to think that disregarding rules about prepositions is as heinous as torturing children.
Ground troops have attacked villages; burning huts, torturing civilians and displacing thousands.
A pretty thing to 'ave my name in all the papers about 'ere as torturing a goose!
But they could not assuage one torturing pain, or prolong his life for a second!
It is terrible to think of the torturing thirst that had lasted for days.
He wondered if this torturing end was a judgment sent upon him.
His voice, his hands, his whole body trembled as he pleaded for companionship, for protection from his torturing fancies.
early 15c., "contortion, twisting, distortion," from Old French torture "infliction of great pain, great pain, agony," and directly from Late Latin torture "a twisting, writhing, torture, torment," from stem of Latin torquere "to twist, turn, wind, wring, distort" (see thwart).
1580s, from torture (n.). Related: Tortured; torturing.