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synonyms for writhed

  • recoil
  • squirm
  • wiggle
  • wince
  • agonize
  • bend
  • distort
  • jerk
  • struggle
  • suffer
  • thrash
  • thresh
  • twist
  • worm
  • wriggle

antonyms for writhed

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  • straighten
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How to use writhed in a sentence

Hamburg writhed impotent at his feet and the "heavy arm of justice fell on the canaille."
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He lay and writhed with pain and fear, and when he heard her in the next room, called to her, begging her to have pity on him.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Strong hands were on Zeyneb's shoulders, but he almost writhed out of them, and stood before Richard.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Azenor the Pale, writhed with pain under her iron fetters as the flames, reaching her limbs, set her robe and long hair on fire.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Then a serpent of fire writhed along the fringe of the cloud mass and disappeared, followed by another sullen roar.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
He writhed and blushed, and his uncertain fingers fumbled with another's property as if it had been red-hot.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
The country writhed in its rage at the French insult, and naturally turned its resentment against the crown.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
He writhed not, nor uttered cry, and showed not the faintest sign of giving way.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Mackenzie writhed and struggled, groping on the floor for something to strike Carlson with and break his garroting grip.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
The wretch flung himself on the ground and writhed with agony and fear.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
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