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Adj.1.tempest-tossed - pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
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The boys shouted at the plaintive tone in which Rose repeated the words that offended her, and Will vainly endeavoured to explain that he only meant to tell her to wrap her cloak closer, and tie a veil over the tempest-tossed feathers in her hat.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp besides the golden door" - these are the words which greeted the Welsh immigrants as they entered the United States.
Communication is also the burden of Clare Pastorius' aural meditation, He did not say, a rhythmic enunciation of God's assurance to Julian that however tempest-tossed and work-weary she might be, still 'You shall not be overcome'.
Saul's story remains one of the great human tragedies of the Old Testament because it describes a man undone, not by malicious intent like the Pharaoh who challenged Moses, but by his own weak mind and tempest-tossed heart.
When Thomas Hardy named his fourth novel "Far From the Madding Crowd" in 1874, he almost certainly meant the title ironically--a riposte to the notion that the rural folk of his beloved English countryside somehow led simpler lives, less tempest-tossed by desire, than did their urban counterparts.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
My gender was a ship without sails, tempest-tossed.
Conjuring the frenetic energy of the tempest-tossed waves so integral to Moby-Dick's setting, the artist's bold, full-page drawings in highly saturated colors illustrate passages he's called out, but also extend the narrative to suggest that modern-day man hungers to fulfill his self-proclaimed destiny every bit as much as the legendary whalers did.
Darting eyes and words spoken with a throaty, almost hoarse, power gave McKenna's Paulina a dominating presence that persuades all, except the tempest-tossed Leontes, of Hermione's love, loyalty, and innocence.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
Some hardy internationalists jump into the tempest-tossed waters anyway.