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writhe
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • As soon as she caught sight of the elder she began shrieking and writhing as though in the pains of childbirth.
  • They found him at the bottom of the cellar steps, writhing in convulsions and foaming at the mouth.
  • Limping and writhing with pain he went down the steps and towards the garden.
  • They lighted a candle and saw that Smerdyakov was no better, that he was writhing in convulsions, his eyes fixed in a squint, and that foam was flowing from his lips.
  • ’You’ll stand up and say it was I killed him, and why do you writhe with horror?

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

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