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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • These furious thoughts whirled around in Harry’s head, and his insides writhed with anger as a sultry, velvety night fell around him, the air full of the smell of warm, dry grass, and the only sound that of the low grumble of traffic on the road beyond the park railings.
  • The man on the floor let out a scream of pain, attempted to stand but fell back, writhing.
  • The guilt filling the whole of Harry’s chest like some monstrous, weighty parasite, now writhed and squirmed.
  • ’DON’D GIB ID DO DEM!’ roared Neville, who seemed beside himself, kicking and writhing as Bellatrix drew nearer to him and his captor, her wand raised.
  • Bellatrix screamed: the spell had knocked her off her feet, but she did not writhe and shriek with pain as Neville had — she was already back on her feet, breathless, no longer laughing.
  • He felt dirty, contaminated, as though he were carrying some deadly germ, unworthy to sit on the Underground train back from the hospital with innocent, clean people whose minds and bodies were free of the taint of Voldemort… he had not merely seen the snake, he had been the snake, he knew it now… A truly terrible thought then occurred to him, a memory bobbing to the surface of his mind, one that made his insides writhe and squirm like serpents.

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

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