toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

writhe
used in Wuthering Heights

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • How I writhed, and yawned, and nodded, and revived!
    Chapter 3 (36% in)
  • The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails!
    Chapter 14 (73% in)
  • Is it not sufficient for your infernal selfishness, that while you are at peace I shall writhe in the torments of hell?'
    Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • ' "Oh, if God would but give me strength to strangle him in my last agony, I'd go to hell with joy," groaned the impatient man, writhing to rise, and sinking back in despair, convinced of his inadequacy for the struggle.
    Chapter 17 (63% in)
  • Linton had slid from his seat on to the hearthstone, and lay writhing in the mere perverseness of an indulged plague of a child, determined to be as grievous and harassing as it can.
    Chapter 23 (57% in)
  • In vain she wept and writhed against the interdict, and implored her father to have pity on Linton: all she got to comfort her was a promise that he would write and give him leave to come to the Grange when he pleased; but explaining that he must no longer expect to see Catherine at Wuthering Heights.
    Chapter 24 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "writhe" in Wuthering Heights.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®