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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The Marlins supported Volquez with an unusually successful night against Phillies righty Jeremy Hellickson, their tormentor since the start of 2016.
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.
Italian refugee camps such as one just north of Rome, for instance, are teeming with traumatized asylum seekers like Tirhas Sbhetleab who describe Libyan officials as tormentors.
With a ready foil in Mrs. Clinton, whose brushes with controversy have sustained many Republican congressional careers, Mr. Chaffetz appeared primed to emerge as a chief tormentor for a new Democratic White House.
In the past, local ire was often focused on the region’s corporate tormentors.
Laura, like Jobe, has entered the machine, and if her former tormentors don't comply with her demands, people are going to die.
Ogata and his tormentor are on the set of Power Purin, a show that airs at 12:55 am every Wednesday on the Japanese network TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System.)
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