Definition of Tempest-tossed

1. Adjective. Pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Tempest-tossed

temperature spot
temperature unit
temperatures
temperaunce
tempered
temperer
temperers
tempering
temperment
temperments
tempero-mandibular joint
tempero-mandibular joint syndrome
tempers
tempest
tempest-swept
tempest-tossed (current term)
tempest-tost
tempest in a teapot
tempested
tempesting
tempestite
tempestites
tempestivities
tempestivity
tempests
tempests in teapots
tempestuous
tempestuously
tempestuousness
tempi

Literary usage of Tempest-tossed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1900)
"... Slavery—Gore to King—Quiet in Boston though Richmond tempest-tossed —Peters to King—Commends his Course—King to Wolcott—Missouri Bill passed—Compromise ..."

2. Personal Recollections of the American Revolution: A Private Journal by Lydia Minturn Post (1859)
"... and in thy good time restore my husband to us, and peace and freedom to this tempest-tossed and afflicted people. Wednesday.^ T AST night Mr. Burr, ..."

3. The Conquest of Canada by George Warburton (1850)
"But during this interval, while all eyes were turned with anxious interest toward the East, a little bark, leaky and tempest-tossed, sought shelter in the ..."

4. The Conquest of Canada by George Warburton (1849)
"But during this interval, while all eyes were turned with anxious interest towards the East, a little bark, leaky and tempest-tossed, sought shelter in the ..."

5. The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter by Raphael Semmes (2001)
"Out of luck—tempest-tossed—Rotatory storms—A prize—The case of the Lafayette—A long chase— The Crenshaw—Neutral or not?— Rough again—The Lauretta—Condemned! ..."

6. The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter by Raphael Semmes (2001)
"Out of luck—tempest-tossed—Rotatory storms—A prize—The case of the Lafayette—A long chase— The Crenshaw—Neutral or not?— Rough again—The Lauretta—Condemned! ..."

7. Hymns that Have Helped: Being a Collection of Hymns which Have Been Found by William Thomas Stead (1897)
"This hymn of Whittier will explain what I mean, and show you where my tempest-tossed bark has found a haven in calm waters." J30—LORD OF ALL BEING, ..."

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