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also tor·ment·er  (tôr-mĕn′tər, tôr′mĕn′-)
1. One that torments.
2. A hanging at each side of a stage directly behind the proscenium that serves to block the wing area and sidelights from the audience.
3. A sound-absorbent screen used on a movie set, used to prevent echo.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tormenter - someone who tormentstormenter - someone who torments      
harasser - a persistent tormentor
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer, pest - a persistently annoying person
tantaliser, tantalizer - someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
witch-hunter - someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions
2.tormenter - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wingstormenter - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
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"Run for the river!" shouted the Wizard, and Jim quickly freed himself from his unseen tormenters by a few vicious kicks and then obeyed.
"Down, stupid tormenters!" cried she; "the man has done his duty; you shall not bait him thus by thoughts of what might have been; he relinquished a temporary and contingent good to avoid a permanent and certain evil he did well.
About him, till night-fall, persisted a circle of teasers and tormenters. They harangued him for his fall, sneered and jeered at him, rooted him about contemptuously with their feet, made a hollow in the sand out of which he could not roll and desposited him in it on his back, his four tied legs sticking ignominiously in the air above him.
He is a real tormenter of Wullie and he and his pals often have to team up against him We have reimagined Basher as a big, bad female character.
After weeks of being spit on, jammed into, and taunted, my friend grabbed her tormenter's collar, slammed her into a locker and offered to fight her after school.
That elitism was marked by a red paint on you, which the officials showed to your tormenter. He was told that if he touched you again he would end up as a reluctant guest in one of the police stations.
Chief tormenter was McClean, who observed the minute's silence with his team-mates and skipped up and down the wings.
Dr Ford suffered the memories of an unpleasant incident for 36 years and chose to speak only when her alleged tormenter was scheduled to occupy an exalted and powerful office in the US.
FAMILIES targeted by a troll after loved ones' tragic deaths accused Facebook of "compounding their misery" as their tormenter was told he faces jail.
Silence encourages the tormenter, never the tormented." Last updated: March 13 2018 12:42 PM
It was a moment of sheer frustration for Houston as his side were being taken apart by Rovers and chief tormenter Mark Stewart, who scored two and set up another.
And now with his tormenter back behind bars Strange's victim has told how the manipulative pervert ruined his life.