- Geof watched their laughing tormenter until he stopped for breath near the base of the campanile, and, in an instant, the pigeons were alighting on his arms and shoulders, and gathering in an eager, gurgling mass about his feet. - "A Venetian June", Anna Fuller.
- The bull pranced and shook its head and pawed about in vain efforts to get rid of its tormenter. - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.
- And even in the wilds of Wisconsin it was still my tormenter. - "Thirty Years in the Itinerancy", Wesson Gage Miller.