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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Every feature was working in her utterly distorted face.
  • "You are not ill-natured, but distorted," said Alyosha with a smile.
  • Look at the worldly and all who set themselves up above the people of God, has not God’s image and His truth been distorted in them?
  • If he used Russian words, he always distorted them into a Polish form.
  • Interpreting freedom as the multiplication and rapid satisfaction of desires, men distort their own nature, for many senseless and foolish desires and habits and ridiculous fancies are fostered in them.
  • But he was far from distorting or minimizing them.
  • On the contrary, he would have tried to conceal it, to distort the facts or minimize them.
  • Her face was distorted.
  • "No, you have a charming nature, though it’s been distorted, and I quite understand why you have had such an influence on this generous, morbidly sensitive boy," Alyosha answered warmly.
  • "He has sent for me," she cried, her face white and distorted, with a wan smile; "he whistles!
  • Don’t you want to write it down?" said Mitya, with a distorted smile.
  • Are you raving?" said Ivan, with a pale, distorted smile.

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  • These sunglasses distort my vision.
  • She has a distorted view of the world.

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