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Torturous  adj.  Involving, or pertaining to, torture. (R.) "The torturous crucifixion."

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"Torturous" Quotes from Famous Books

... begins with a tired and sore feeling of limbs and muscles, pain in spine, head, and lumbar region. At this point of our inquiry we are left in an open sea of mystery and conjecture as to cause. One says, "malaria," and goes no farther, gives a name and stops. If you ask for the cause of such torturous pain in head and back, with fever and vomiting, he will tell you that the very best authorities agree that the cause is malaria, with its peculiar diagnostic tendency to affect the brain, spine and stomach, and administers quinine and leaves, ...
— Philosophy of Osteopathy • Andrew T. Still

... dead. What stillness pervades the cell; how mournfully calm in death sleeps the departed! The watcher has read himself to sleep; his taper, like life on its way, has nearly shed out its pale light; the hot breath of summer breathes balmy through the lattice bars; mosquitoes sing their torturous tunes while seeking for the dead man's blood; lizards, with diamond eyes, crawl upon the wall, waiting their ration: but death, less inexorable than creditors, sits pale king over all. The palace and the cell are alike to him; ...
— Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter • F. Colburn Adams

Words linked to "Torturous" :   torturing, agonizing, torturesome, agonising, painful, harrowing, excruciating, torture

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