- The master never again thought of the pupil till he lay on his own death- bed, with his flesh lacerated and his limbs broken by the wheel; but he felt not those pains; there was another far more acute within; conscience had re- asserted its sway, he remembered him he had betrayed, and how he had died. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
- My man, the admiral said, while his eye roved over the torn and lacerated bare back and shoulders, saw the old and new cuts and bruises, and observed the half- starved flanks through which the bones were plainly visible- my man, you understand English. - "In the Day of Adversity", John Bloundelle-Burton.
- The worst of it was that said Pete's feelings were thereby lacerated so deeply that I was not forgiven all the rest of that day. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.