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synonyms for writhing

  • squirming
  • twitching
  • wiggly
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How to use writhing in a sentence

"I ask no promise from you," continued the excited and suspicious man, writhing under a sense of his helplessness.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
With a writhing motion she settled herself more securely in the hammock.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Her feet crush creeping things: there is a busy ant or blazoned beetle, with its back broken, writhing in the dust, unseen.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
She left behind her writhing all over the kitchen floor a pair of big blacksnakes.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Imagine his agony at the sight of his mother,—pale, inanimate, and from time to time writhing under a convulsive chill.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
I never see a deamin yet, but I can phansy 1, a holding a writhing soal on his pitchfrock, and smilin like Deuceace.
MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Ida left her thus—writhing under the scorpion-lash of remorse, and rejecting consolation.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
The white spray, writhing up half as high as the mast, seemed to be coming nearer and nearer.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
She tore unconsciously at the counterpane, her fingers writhing against one another.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
He was not only terrified but angered, and whirling about, he brought down his gun with spiteful violence on the writhing body.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
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WORDS RELATED TO WRITHING

  • barely moving
  • crawling
  • dragging
  • groveling
  • hobbling
  • inching
  • moving slowly
  • on all fours
  • shambling
  • shuffling
  • skulking
  • slinking
  • slithering
  • sneaking
  • squirming
  • worming
  • writhing
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