He held her at arm's length, forcing himself out of the cloud of desire tormenting him.
At the very instant he did this and uttered those words, Pierre felt that the question of his wife's guilt which had been tormenting him the whole day was finally and indubitably answered in the affirmative.
It is good because it's definite and one is rid of the old tormenting doubt.
The same thought was meanwhile tormenting Princess Mary.
They believe in a better life hereafter, but have no idea of a hell or a devil, their evil spirits only tormenting them in the present state.
One tormenting impression did not leave him: that those broad- boned reddish hands with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt sleeves, those hands which he loved and hated, held him in their power.
So absorbed was he in tormenting her, that he didn't seem to notice.
Wrist hard, wondering why he insisted on tormenting her by taking his time.
In India, too, a dead person treated with funeral honours becomes a guardian spirit - if neglected, a tormenting demon.
The whole line of the Casiquiare is infested with myriads of tormenting insects.