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Hag-ridden   /hæg-rˈɪdən/   Listen

Tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears.  Synonyms: hagridden, tormented.

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... thing had already been done and surpassingly well done: he, who did so much to liberate poetry from rhyme—he—even he who in the grand choruses of "Samson Agonistes" did so much to liberate it from strict metre never quite realised, being hag-ridden by the fetish that rides between two panniers, the sacred and the profane, that this translation of "Job" already belongs to the category of poetry, is poetry, already above metre, and in rhythm far on its way to the insurpassable. If rhyme be allowed to that greatest of arts, if metre, ...
— On The Art of Reading • Arthur Quiller-Couch

Words linked to "Hag-ridden" :   troubled, hagridden, tormented

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