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Definition of "instrument of torture" []

  • An instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "instrument of torture" in a sentence
  • "Many passages in Lord Byron's poetry show that he intended to make this daughter a future partisan against her mother, and explain the awful words he is stated in Lady Anne Barnard's diary to have used when first he looked on his little girl, ” 'What an instrument of torture I have gained in you!'"
  • "I'd like to see the man that would persuade me to put blinders or check-reins or any other instrument of torture on my horses."