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writhe
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Jane Eyre
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  • Still I did not answer, and still I writhed myself from his grasp: for I was still incredulous.
  • And what ailed the chestnut tree? it writhed and groaned; while wind roared in the laurel walk, and came sweeping over us.
  • Instead of subsiding as night drew on, it seemed to augment its rush and deepen its roar: the trees blew steadfastly one way, never writhing round, and scarcely tossing back their boughs once in an hour; so continuous was the strain bending their branchy heads northward — the clouds drifted from pole to pole, fast following, mass on mass: no glimpse of blue sky had been visible that July day.

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

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