or tem·pest-tost

[tem-pist-tawst, -tost]


buffeted about, as by adversities.

Origin of tempest-tossed

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

Historical Examples of tempest-tossed

  • The tempest-tossed soul was at rest; above were the pitying Angels' wings, and over all the solemn hush of Death.

    If Only etc.

    Francis Clement Philips and Augustus Harris

  • On the other is a vessel, tempest-tossed, and a star guiding it to the haven of peace.

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel

  • The fleet was tempest-tossed for ten days, during which it reached the threatened coast and was blown off again.

  • And thus peace cometh to the mind of the tempest-tossed, but such a being as Saronia could not long sustain it.


    Richard Short

  • Madge could have calmed the tempest-tossed sea as easily as she could have induced Dorothy to pause in her mad frenzy.