[tawr-kuh-mah-duh; Spanish tawr-ke-mah-th ah] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of torquemada

Historical Examples of torquemada

  • Torquemada could not have done better; but Khalid, it is hoped, will yet atone for his crimes.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • No doubt Torquemada was convinced of the humanity of the Inquisition.

    Three Men on the Bummel

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • It is open to a man to preach the principles of Torquemada or the religion of Mahomet.


    L. T. Hobhouse

  • Torquemada says that agricultural implements were made of stone.

  • In Torquemada it is cruel; in Father Damien it becomes a passion for saviorhood.

    The Meaning of Faith

    Harry Emerson Fosdick

British Dictionary definitions for torquemada


  1. Tomás de (toˈmas de). 1420–98, Spanish Dominican monk. As first Inquisitor-General of Spain (1483–98), he was responsible for the burning of some 2000 heretics
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