Definition of tormentor
1 : one that torments
2 : a fixed curtain or flat on each side of a theater stage that prevents the audience from seeing into the wings
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Margrethe Vestager, the EU antitrust chief who became the tech industry’s prime tormentor after taking up her post in 2014, has disavowed any political agenda.
But in season 6, Stark got revenge on her rapist and tormentor by leading him to a grisly death.
The Utah Republican, who just gave up his House seat to join Fox News, was one of Hillary Clinton’s most persistent tormentors during the 2016 campaign, digging into the Democratic nominee’s email-server scandal and other Clinton controversies.
There was his scrum behind the Nashville net late in the first period with frequent tormentor P.K. Subban.
The Marlins supported Volquez with an unusually successful night against Phillies righty Jeremy Hellickson, their tormentor since the start of 2016.
The other two were certifiable disasters, and on a night in which the Astros ace and Yankee tormentor Dallas Keuchel was particularly vulnerable, turned out to be the difference between unlikely victory and gut-wrenching defeat.
Christ’s tormentors often wear uniforms — of Colombian soldiers and policemen.
When referee David Fields spared Klitschko, for so long the tormentor of hopefuls and crusher of dreams in this, the most punishing division in the sport, Joshua simply leaned back and nodded.
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