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  • The patient writhed in pain.
  • She writhed on the sidewalk begging that someone call an ambulance.
  • studying how proteins writhe and bend when activated
  • The blue smoke-swallowed line curled and writhed like a snake stepped upon.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage

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  •   ’Phil and I are going away. And we shan’t untie you till you promise never, never to talk to us about blood and wounds unless we say you may. Come, Phil!’
      ’You beast!’ said Peter, writhing.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • And now again the music swells, and the dreams live, and writhe to and fro more merrily than ever,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • A knot of children was writhing on the ground.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • Her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free; and from under Lennie’s hand came a muffled screaming.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • He lay on the ground, rolling this way and that, writhing in pain.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • his writhing stick.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown

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  • His body writhed in agony.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Will’s father noted the muscles cord along the arms, roping and unroping themselves with a writhe like the puff adders and sidewinders doubtless inked and venomous there.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • In the time it takes me to gasp, the Mask has shoved my brother’s face into the sandy ground and pinned his writhing body with a knee.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The north wind gusted again, stoking the fire and sending my hair writhing in all directions.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He lay on the ground, inside a small crater, writhing as he clutched his knee.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • And of Alby writhing in bed back at the Homestead.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The flames raced the length of the lawn fabric; they sprang up to the dangling paper patterns and danced from one to the next, the patterns writhing down to ash and spitting off more flames.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • My stomach writhed.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • It felt as if Anne was poking every nerve in my arm, and Marlee crawled on top of me to keep me from writhing.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Nephilim in gear lay on the ground, some writhing in pain and calling out, some alarmingly still.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Their captors were still kneeling, faces lowered in some kind of sick worship of the man writhing in pain.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Oompa has sidled closer to me, right next to Nugget, who’s holding on to my legs with both hands now and peeking around my hip at Tank writhing on the barracks floor.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He stepped over her writhing body, and that’s as far as he got before falling for the last time.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • One of the women stared blankly at the ceiling, while the other writhed under her sheets, moaning softly, in the grip of some nightmare.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • "That’s what happens to deserters in my army!" he cried, and tossed the crippled figure into the grass, where it writhed grotesquely as the others fell upon it.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Walter would often go to extremes, stripping Edith naked and beating her until she writhed on the floor in pain while her children looked on fearfully.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The girl was writhing in pain, unable to listen to me and pushing too much, pushing when she shouldn’t have been, and as the precious minutes passed, the foot grew grayer and bluer and I knew I would have to open her up and lift the baby out.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • On the south-west corner of some charts are satyrs, hoof deep in foam, listening to the sound of the island, their tails writhing in the waves.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Then it flops and writhes on the glass shards, bleeding all over them.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • But his stomach writhed at the thought of his mom knowing what he’d really done to save Clarke.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He writhes in pain and quickly rips them from his face.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The inconvenience of having to swarm around the writhing bodies stirred grumbles from the shoppers, and Cinder adored the children for it.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Roots writhed across the forest floor, making an obstacle course of bumps, knots, and loops.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • And though she writhed and twisted, swung her fists, and kicked her feet, she could do nothing to stop them.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • After one shocked stare, the family downed the mess in a silence that made Kit writhe.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • My mother must be writhing in her grave!
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • So each night, the Count’s discomforts, which made Westley writhe and twist, were really sort of all right.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • All we knew was that suddenly Goliath was on the floor writhing and screaming, and his right foot looked all wrong, and the Sun Valley coaches and trainer and players were sprinting across the floor.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • A few days later, Esperanza heard a terrible scream from one of the women and several writhing gopher snakes slithered out of a crate.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The head dropped to the ground three or four feet away from the writhing body.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • The Darkness seemed to seethe and writhe.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • One, carrying a doctor’s bag, quickly limped on crooked legs to the side of the writhing doorman.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • On Halloween the trick-or-treaters would have to bat their way through diaphanous veils, the older ones laughing but the younger ones on the edge of panic, particularly if the night was windy and the cheesecloth was lifting and writhing and wrapping itself around them.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • She wanted to see that Owens kid, who she blamed for everything that had happened to her so far, writhing in miserable agony.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The image of his teacher writhing on the floor to get out of a beating made Lorenzo giggle.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Sometimes I swear I can feel it writhing in my veins like something spoiled, like sour milk.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Writhing inwardly as I stood there, I held my breath and listened while Nathan continued.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There are still saints, though they no longer sit in quiet rooms or deserts, with their memento mori skulls and their doglike lions resting at their feet; instead they writhe in contorted poses, stuck full of arrows or tied to stakes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Together the four of them walked over to Nike, who was still writhing and flapping her wings in the net, like a golden chicken.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Dougal, no doubt writhing at the expense, had procured another horse for me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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