Sentence Examples

  • It held breakfast for two, and he racked his mind for who the other was.
  • He was racked, and only released upon Giovanni de' Medici's election to the papacy in March 1513.
  • He was kept a long time in prison, twice racked by order of the council, and every effort was made to shake his constancy.
  • On the following day she was taken to the Tower and racked; according to Anne's own statement, as recorded by Bale, the lord chancellor, Wriothesley, and the solicitor-general, Rich, worked the rack themselves; but she "would not convert for all the pain" (Wriothesley, Chronicle i.
  • They are subjected to frequent racking, the casks into which they are racked being more highly sulphured than is the case with red wines.