Main definitions of tormentedly in English

: tormentedly1tormentedly2

tormentedly1

adverb

  • See torment

    • ‘Tumult ensues when Heidi and Nicky break up, Alan moves in on Heidi and Nicky gets involved with Pepper, whom Charlie is tormentedly smitten with.’
    • ‘We will then analyze the patriarch's antithesis, in the tormentedly Baroque theatrical fiction that characterizes the Sánchez passage.’
    • ‘I show, however, that the passion, the relation, ardently, tormentedly, clandestinely, exists.’
    • ‘This isn't what is: this is exaggerated, this is the way the world appears to teenage boys when they are anxiously and tormentedly daydreaming.’
    • ‘As for Krystal, she's in a place where the screams of tormented souls is like sweet music as she screams along tormentedly!’
    • ‘An improvisation by two Colombian-born artists - he tormentedly slow, she moving in rapid nervous bursts - suggests two private, intersecting odysseys.’
    • ‘When it comes to playwriting, he is perhaps the most tormentedly punctilious, and the most celebrated in English Canada.’
    • ‘As passion's storm rages in the empty night will the fitful dreams of lost love just continue to slowly, painfully, tormentedly drift by?’
    • ‘But even beyond that, there was something that separated Barrett's music from anything else I can think of, and that was its ability to invite you, the listener, into the dark corridors and inner sanctum of his tormentedly creative mind - which sometimes makes listening to him rather a challenge.’
    • ‘These works are fuel for the imagination; ‘The Source’ is like a vision of hell, with small, scratched out figures tormentedly toiling at the behest of their larger, scratched out masters.’
    • ‘It is something beyond reason, something beyond public experience, something beyond the phenomena we share with our tormentedly compulsive friend.’
    • ‘In such a world protagonists, intensively, tormentedly, and with only intermittent hope of success, try to save themselves from the loneliness, to find each other and find illumination in their lives.’
    • ‘That's probably one of the things John had in mind when he tormentedly wailed about Paul ‘How do you sleep at night?’’
    • ‘The tone quality was exceptional, and his voice went from lyrical to tormentedly fractured within a phrase.’
    • ‘I did not search half-heartedly, or out of idle curiosity, but tormentedly, persistently, day and night, like a dying man seeking salvation, and I found nothing.’
    • ‘His wide vocal repertoire and imaginative range took in the creation of the rough-hewn and tormentedly boy-obsessed Peter, the modernising of Suffolk and other folk songs, and even a contribution to the libretto for one of Britten's sunnier operas, A Midsummer Night's Dream.’
    • ‘And here, I think, the conquest of the outer space may yet help in a paradoxical way: That men now invade the boundaries of the heavens as concrete goals of science could force man at last to center heaven down on earth, which has, in fact, so patiently and tormentedly waited for it.’
    • ‘Each time they went out, with or without the little ones, into the sunny seaside air she tormentedly hammered out her symptom into a statement to the effect that now for the last time only did she need to be told he would never abandon her for a well-fed goat.’
    • ‘And then the flashbacks begin, as the young girl yearns to re-experience a mainland she barely remembers despite a tormentedly overprotective dad, with the omnipresent wind becoming almost a character in itself - in more ways than one.’
    • ‘It was his inaction which led to Ann marrying Rothermere, but after the war they slowly and tormentedly realised their mistake, if that is what it was, and married in 1952.’

Main definitions of tormentedly in English

: tormentedly1tormentedly2

tormentedly2

adverb

  • See torment

    • ‘We tormentedly desire the same thing.’
    • ‘After the war, they slowly and tormentedly realised their mistake.’
    • ‘He seemed to be tormentedly and wholly preoccupied with his own thoughts.’

Pronunciation

tormentedly

/tɔːˈmɛntɪdli/