tempest-tost


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Adj.1.tempest-tost - 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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Her experience formed the backdrop of the famous stanzas Lazarus composed: "Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/ The refuse of your teeming shore/ Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me/ I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Unless, obviously, you're Mexican, Hispanic, African, Islamic...
As Emma Lazarus said for New York, Mumbai seemed to implore: "Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore/Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me." Not anymore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" --Emma Lazarus PETER SKERRY, a former Wilson Center fellow, is a professor of political science at Boston College and the author of Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority (1993).