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    wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    Is it wrong to say, "She was wreaked with guilt."?

    I think "filled with guilt" and "consumed by guilt" seem fine. Is there other expressions besides "filled" and "consumed"?

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    #2

    Re: wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    Did you mean "wracked with guilt"?

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    #3

    Re: wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    I don't know if it's racked, wracked or wreaked. I was confused by the various dictionaries I'd checked hence decided to ask the teachers via this platform.

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    Re: wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    Wreaked is not possible there. (It means "to cause", usually followed by a noun meaning damage or harm.) Dictionaries seem to agree that racked is the best choice, but you'll frequently see wracked.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: wreaked with/filled by/consumed by guilt

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You could have pointed out that it said:
    "rack:
    (less frequent wrack)[often passive]rack somebody/somethingto make somebody suffer great physical or mental pain"

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