She imagined the conversation was nothing short of torture for a warrior.
But the most revolting methods of self-torture and self-destruction are also practised as a means of rising in sanctity.
Having thereby greatly offended the king, he was accused of being privy to a treasonable conspiracy and thrown into prison, where he died from torture or disease.
How can you torture me and yourself like that, for a mere fancy? said Nicholas taking her hand.
The very fact that we have debated in recent years whether we can use torture to get information that will save lives is a sign of the effects of civilization.