contort

[ kuh n-tawrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF contort

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTORT

Let talent writhe and contort itself as it may, it has no such magnetism.

She did not see his face change and contort itself into malignancy.

I kept seeing that Spanish woman whirl around and contort, and—do you mind my telling you?

Contort the eyebrow sufficiently, and place the eyeball near it,—by a few lines you have anger or fierceness depicted.

He could see her breast and shoulders heave and twist, and contort in a fury of effort.

Field could contort his face into a thunder-cloud which could send children almost into convulsions of fear.

As he spoke a spasm seemed to contort the body of the dying man.

The rabbit, which had been hanging placidly suspended, was now seized with spasms and began to twitch and contort violently.

That it is possible so to contort the face as to render it unrecognizable is seen in some cases of angina pectoris, of course.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONTORT

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.