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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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writhe
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • His soul writhed with boredom, but for once he had had no impulse to shirk his evening at the Centre.
  • In the face of pain there are no heroes, no heroes, he thought over and over as he writhed on the floor, clutching uselessly at his disabled left arm.
  • There were times when he rolled about the floor, as shameless as an animal, writhing his body this way and that in an endless, hopeless effort to dodge the kicks, and simply inviting more and yet more kicks, in his ribs, in his belly, on his elbows, on his shins, in his groin, in his testicles, on the bone at the base of his spine.

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  • The patient writhed in pain.
  • She writhed on the sidewalk begging that someone call an ambulance.

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