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verb as in contort; toss back and forth

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The Twomblys, which might appear settled in more sedate company, here writhe and twitch.

While the presidential guards let him writhe in pain on the pavement, people came to help him up.

He loathed himself for submitting to her cruelty, for it was intentional cruelty—she made him writhe and suffer of set purpose.

Mrs. Prentice eyed him in a way that would have made a person with a thinner skin writhe a little.

For a time, the South Wind watched them writhe and twist and try to throw each other to the ground.

He had got under the armor of his enemy at last, and he could feel him wince and writhe at each thrust that he drove home.

Shall the gazer who would read the secrets of the stars turn because under his feet a worm may writhe?


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to writhe, such as: recoil, squirm, wiggle, wince, agonize, and bend.

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