How I writhed, and yawned, and nodded, and revived!
The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails!
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.
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.
Is it not sufficient for your infernal selfishness, that while you are at peace I shall writhe in the torments of hell?’
’ "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.
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The patient writhed in pain.
She writhed on the sidewalk begging that someone call an ambulance.