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Definitiontwist 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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