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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tempest-tossed pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tempest-tossed Tossed by or as by a tempest.
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In literature:

I am not sure that I see the right, my soul is so tempest-tossed.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
No poor tempest-tossed mariner ever more earnestly longed to arrive at his port.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft
It strikes home to Regan that this is the crisis of his life, and Tim feels his wrath as the toss of tempest.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
He fancied in his troubled dreams that he saw their ship tempest-tossed.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
After being tempest-tossed for weeks, the vessel of Richard was wrecked on the Adriatic coast.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
And thus peace cometh to the mind of the tempest-tossed, but such a being as Saronia could not long sustain it.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Toil only, brings peace To the tempest tossed heart.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Republic had proved an utter failure, and France was but a tempest-tossed ocean of anarchy.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
It was a mad, foolish fancy, yet it was the one consolation of Basil Hurlhurst's weary, tempest tossed life.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Of these, the earlier period is the climax of the "tempest-tossed" years.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
They are represented as being able to loose and bind the winds (v. 3), to cause vessels to be tempest-tossed at sea.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
All were too much tempest-tossed and disabled to make good fight.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
How have I not toiled to set them in the way of purer pleasures and to anchor their tempest-tossed hopes!
"Sister Dolorosa and Posthumous Fame" by James Lane Allen
The wind bloweth as it listeth; who shall say why I am tempest-tossed?
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
Alas, how tempest-tossed of fate was he!
"Studies in the Poetry of Italy, I. Roman" by Frank Justus Miller
Tossed by the tempest, the galatea preserved her course towards the tree-tops, thus keeping up the spirits and confidence of her crew.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
The emblem of the Church is an ark tossed about on a stormy sea amid a tempest of rain and lightning.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg
Mine was tempest-tossed for a while.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Mine was tempest-tossed for a while.
"Constance Sherwood" by Lady Georgiana Fullerton
But they were wild hours; all tempest-tossed was my spirit amidst the rush of a manifold enthusiasm.
"Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Elizabeth Sheppard

In poetry:

Often, in my wild impatience,
I have lost my trust in Heaven,
And my soul has tossed and struggled,
Like a vessel tempest-driven;
"Power of Love" by Anne Bronte
Like the tempest-tossed, the weary,
Who of earth ne'er had their part,
Fain would land their stricken spirits
Where heart answers unto heart;—
"The Valentine" by Mary Weston Fordham
No more thy friendship soothes to rest
This wearied spirit tempest-toss'd;
The cares that weigh upon my breast
Are doubly felt since thou art lost.
"Verses, On The Death Of The Same Lady" by Charlotte Smith
My happiness lost on the world tempest-tossed,
Weary and heart-sick with pain,
Providently I came to Providence by name,
Where my health I did quickly regain.
"Providence Hospital" by Mary Alice Walton
They seem like the souls of the long, long lost,
Who breasted the ocean-main--
Vikings whose vessels were tempest-tossed,
Voyagers who sailed, whatever the cost,
And never came home again.
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard
Doubtless thou wert weary, tempest tossed so long;
Doubtless thou wert longing to join the happy throng;
Doubtless many loved ones on the other shore,
Whispered to thee softly "Stay on earth no more."
"Death Of A Grandparent Mrs. Jennette Bonneau" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

Tempests toss East China Sea .