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tempest-tossed

or tem·pest-tost

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

First recorded in 1585–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tempest-tossed

Historical Examples of tempest-tossed

  • I am not sure that I see the right, my soul is so tempest-tossed.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • I am like a man, wrecked and tempest-tossed, clinging for hope to a single spar.

    Parkhurst Boys

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • They are like balm to this tempest-tossed heart and nerve-racked form.

  • From which by courses retrograde you are now tempest-tossed.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel