- n the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession
- v torment emotionally or mentally
- v subject to torture
- s extremely painful
- By now, torturing Sylvia had become a neighborhood sport, with at least four other youngsters taking part.
- A few weeks ago, my sister, a professional and a mother of four, was visibly shaken as she watched, on television, Israeli tanks torturing the streets of a refugee camp and .
- Her parents were too scared to let her anywhere near sports, a field controlled by the dictator's ruthless son Ouday known for torturing athletes who underperformed.
- Kiefer Sutherland in San Francisco Chronicle
He's called to face charges of abuse of power and torturing certain individuals in an unlawful manner,Sutherland says. "For the first time, he's put in a position to have to confront a lot of the things that he's done."
- Morgan Tsvangirai in 940 News
It was easier when it was black and white,Tsvangirai said. "But your own brother against your own brother, torturing, killing. It's brother against brother, it's black against black. (The division is) going to be bitter, it's going to be...
- Fidel Castro in 940 News
His accusation against internationalist Cuban revolutionaries, using the nickname Fidel to identify one who was capable of 'torturing a prisoner until they died' lacks even a minimum of ethics,Castro wrote.