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The pink plump face was contorted in a furtive grimace of deprecation.

The balloons were strained, contorted out of all proportion in their eagerness.

I had expected to see it discomposed, contorted, despairing.

His face was contorted with devilish triumph, and I knew he meant to kill.

Foliage should always be studied at its prime, never when it is dried and contorted in its forms.

She contorted her face into what she believed to be an affable smile.

The bristly red moustache was contorted as though his lips were smiling.

His dark, swarthy face, with stubby beard, was twisted and contorted.

Rocks may be squeezed into new forms, bent, contorted, and ——.

And there the monster hung, its body bent in a contorted bow.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquere "to whirl, twist together," from com- "together" or intensive (see com-) + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Contorted; contorting.

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