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Her face contorted in fury and frustration.
  twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
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  • Her face contorted in fury and frustration.
  • She lay contorted in pain.
  • A spasm of pain contorted his features
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  A Study In Scarlet
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  • The Giver looked up at him, his face contorted with suffering.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • His face was contorted.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • Leye’s face was contorted with anger.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • I watched his strong body wither, then bloat, saw him suffer, night after night, doubled over at the dinner table, pressing on his stomach, his eyes shut, his mouth contorted in pain.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • He grabbed it just as another explosion rocked the room, sending a huge section of the metal shelving crashing to the floor "I’ve never seen such a menacing bunch of thugs!" the Rat Man yelled, but his face was crazed, his mouth contorted into a wild sneer.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The girl and the woman seemed to be arguing, the woman’s face contorting even more unpleasantly.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • He spasmed, suddenly contorting into an unnatural shape, his head thrown back, his face twisted in pain.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Lindsey let loose a chirpy laugh and contorted herself to kiss her boyfriend sweetly on the neck.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The first time I saw him, he was doing knuckle push-ups in the exercise yard, face contorted with anger and pain, blood pooling on the asphalt beneath his fists.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • With help from the campus SeeChange cameras, watchers were noticing her standing, stock-still, her face contorted into some raging, wretched mask.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Stop this!" as his face contorted in pain, the ice racing up his chest and over his shoulders.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The orchestra began to play "Flight of the Bumblebee" (as well as they could, anyway), and Fiona pawed the air above the planter, her face contorted in effort and concentration.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It’s like holding up a flagpole with my arms contorted.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • She glanced at Thalia, whose face was still contorted in pain.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Fateen’s face contorted with disbelief.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The man was grimacing, his head tilted and sunk into his shoulders as he stared at me through contorted features.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • And his long face, stripped of its flesh, was still contorted in a silent scream.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • With eyes as hard as green plums, Miguel stared at her and his face contorted into a disgusted grimace.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Erik’s face started to contort.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • His face contorts.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Fredi simulated having a seizure, contorting himself and shaking violently.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • His face contorts into an incredible amount of relief.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • A face contorted into a terrible scream; a dog leaping from the left, teeth bared; someone shouting, "Take her down!
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I let go of the cup and she takes a mouthful while I watch her face contort at the bitterness.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The contorting moves he put his body through defy description and he is acknowledged by his peers as being the finest dancer on the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Plunged like some writhing sea-shape into my gaping maw, it all but overpowered my senses as it sought some unreachable terminus near my uvula; it wiggled, it pulsated, and made contortive sweeps of my mouth’s vault: I’m certain that at least once it turned upside down.
    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
  • Her face contorted with miniature earthquakes and mudslides.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He jerked it out using both hands, his face contorting in pain.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Klaus cried out suddenly, his face contorted in anger.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • To my considerable surprise, he rounded on me, face contorted, and pushed me off the path.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Mayella’s face contorted, and I was afraid that she would cry again.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • His face contorted, turned purple.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • At the mention of my name, Peeta’s face contorts in effort.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Even Hitler, who had been contorting himself in concert with the athletes, was watching him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The old man got up slowly, holding onto the door handle, his face contorted with pain.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • His face contorts in agony.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They were a few metres apart when the left side of the man’s face was suddenly contorted by a sort of spasm.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Another spasm of rage contorted Valentine’s features.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Ron’s — or rather, Crabbe’s — face was contorted with fury.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The twilight flowed in through the garments of stiff saints, their arms contorted at the elbows.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • My dignified weeping gives way to full-on ugliness, my mouth open and my face contorted and sounds like a dying animal coming from my throat.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The agony of those contorted limbs struck me with a spasm of pain and blurred my eyes with tears.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I do not know if he saw me, or if the light cut off his vision, but I saw his bitter, contorted grin.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The dragon fanned its wings; they were what had made it appear so contorted.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Silas glanced down, his visage contorted in anguish.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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