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writhe
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Oliver Twist
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  • He advanced towards Oliver, as if with the intention of aiming a blow at him, but fell violently on the ground: writhing and foaming, in a fit.
  • And here, Noah writhed and twisted his body into an extensive variety of eel-like positions; thereby giving Mr. Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.
  • ’It is,’ cried the girl, writhing in agony of her mind; ’I cannot leave him now!
  • Noah Claypole’s mind might have been at ease after this assurance, but his body certainly was not; for he shuffled and writhed about, into various uncouth positions: eyeing his new friend meanwhile with mingled fear and suspicion.

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

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