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Usage for torment

Is life in prison without parole too little for Mitchell's crime? Absolutely! He deserves to be hog-tied to the back of a truck, but instead he will have his creepy thoughts to torment him for the remainder of his life. Enjoy!

Her father, brilliant and capable of turning on the charm when he wanted to, was also a monster for whom writing was torment, who battled (often unsuccessfully) against alcoholism and depression and who, in short, made his family's life hell. ...