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contort
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • 'My Agnes!' he exclaimed, with a sickly, angular contortion of himself.
    Chapters 37-39 (84% in)
  • For anything that I can perceive to the contrary, it is still probable that my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats by playing the barrel-organ.'
    Chapters 49-51 (24% in)

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