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Synonyms for tormentor

a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings

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muttered the tormentor, glancing at these graceful and delicate forms.
Once, in stark mutiny at so much pain, she deliberately stopped and addressed her tormentor.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors.
More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
Surely Comineus mought have made the same judgment also, if it had pleased him, of his second master, Lewis the Eleventh, whose closeness was indeed his tormentor.
Finally, however, he lost all patience and turning to his tormentors, he said to them threateningly:
In fine, all the duennas smacked him and several others of the household pinched him; but what he could not stand was being pricked by the pins; and so, apparently out of patience, he started up out of his chair, and seizing a lighted torch that stood near him fell upon the duennas and the whole set of his tormentors, exclaiming, "Begone, ye ministers of hell; I'm not made of brass not to feel such out-of-the-way tortures.
He looked as a tortured man might look when his tormentors gave the rack the last turn of possible endurance.
Stung by his language, his tormentors had immediately bristled at him with a great show of resenting unjust oaths.
Warren is also feeling the strain of juggling an ailing pregnant girlfriend and a blackmailer, but after taking his anger out on a couple of villagers, he eventually spots his tormentor.
NAME: Gremlin APPEARANCE: Chocolate brown SPECIAL SKILLS: Gremlin has a mission - she is the sworn enemy, tormentor and destroyer of all toilet rolls.
I dithered over that last descriptor because I could have more charitably called a tormentor an obstructor, but consider this: The origin of the former word is from the Old French tormentum, an engine for hurling stones, which seems apt [1], and one of several synonyms is backscratcher--the irony of which makes me laugh.
I sometimes think that running, which was a sort of tormentor in my youth, has returned to be a friendly codger in my old age - that what was Joe Stalin has turned into Dixon of Dock Green" - Sir Christopher Chataway, former international athlete and politician, who, approaching 80, took part in the Great North Run.
In any walk of life, the first thing the bully must do is admit that he has a problem, then seek help, just as the poor victim needs counselling to raise morale shattered by a cowardly tormentor.
Soon Martha is cuddling up to her former tormentor, but will they both be rescued?