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Without being didactic, Smith debunks contorted arguments that the Civil War was not about slavery.
ON A TOUR OF HISTORICAL SITES, EXAMINING HOW THE STORY OF SLAVERY IS TAUGHTMARTHA TOLLJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This is what the Fairfax County School Board has been wrestling with in a drawn-out, contorted debate about whether to expand the holiday calendar to add Jewish and Muslim holidays, something school districts across the nation already have done.
NOT EVERY STUDENT IS CHRISTIAN. SO WHY DON’T ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECOGNIZE THAT?PETULA DVORAKMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For most proteins, researchers have the sequence of amino acids in the ribbon but not the contorted shape they fold into.
DEEPMIND’S PROTEIN-FOLDING AI HAS SOLVED A 50-YEAR-OLD GRAND CHALLENGE OF BIOLOGYWILL HEAVENNOVEMBER 30, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Their eyes care little for the soft, changing colours of the ocean or the vast, contorted masses of the clouds.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
He made an effort, contorted himself as much as he could, and penetrated into the cave as far as he was able.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
His body was contorted by gasping sobs, and his feet tapped the floor with the rapidity of those of a man running at top speed.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
The bird's-eye maple has its fibers so singularly contorted as to produce numerous little knots which look like the eye of a bird.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
As she watched him he looked at her, and a spasm of pain contorted his face.
THE DEVILJOSEPH O'BRIEN
His grim visage was contorted into an expression of amiability, which sat on him with an ill grace.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Contorted formations, logans and rock-basins, reveal the decomposition of softer measures that has been proceeding for ages.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
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