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contort
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • They were a few metres apart when the left side of the man’s face was suddenly contorted by a sort of spasm.
  • A little Rumpelstiltskin figure, contorted with hatred, he gripped the neck of the microphone with one hand while the other, enormous at the end of a bony arm, clawed the air menacingly above his head.
  • Winston had a glimpse of her face, upside down, yellow and contorted, with the eyes shut, and still with a smear of rouge on either cheek; and that was the last he saw of her.

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  • Her face contorted in fury and frustration.
  • She lay contorted in pain.

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