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These sunglasses distort my vision.
  to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
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  • These sunglasses distort my vision.
  • She has a distorted view of the world.
  • She is trying to distort her opponent’s position on the issue.
  • Heat and vibration from the cutting process can distort the plastic.

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  • He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
    2 Peter 3:16 (NIV)
  • Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
    2 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV)
  • Edna dabbed the powder upon her nose and cheeks as she looked at herself closely in the little distorted mirror which hung on the wall above the basin.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • Instantly the flexible limbs of the child assumed the appearance of deformity and distortion, as, with his back humped up, and his master’s stick in his hand, he hobbled about the room, his childish face drawn into a doleful pucker, and spitting from right to left, in imitation of an old man.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Also, you’ll find out soon enough that John distorts—when he isn’t out-and-out lying.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman

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  • I looked out of the window, saw Askew far out there, heading away, distorted by the water on the pane.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • 8TH JUROR: He said fifteen.
    3RD JUROR: Now I’m telling you he said twenty. What’re you trying to distort . . .
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • My memories were distorted by twenty-five intervening years.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • After Gatsby’s death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Through the entrance rushes in a swarm of fleeing rats that try to storm the walls. Torches light up the confusion. Everyone yells and curses and slaughters. The madness and despair of many hours unloads itself in this outburst. Faces are distorted, arms strike out, the beasts scream; we just stop in time to avoid attacking one another. The onslaught has exhausted us.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Rumours of a wonderful farm, where the human beings had been turned out and the animals managed their own affairs, continued to circulate in vague and distorted forms, and throughout that year a wave of rebelliousness ran through the countryside.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • — either it was terrible stuff or the whiskey distorted things, because it didn’t make any sense to me.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • They said he was reasonable in every respect until someone mentioned that president’s name, then his face would become distorted, he would assume a whooping crane attitude and hold it for eight hours or more, and nothing or nobody could make him lower his leg until he forgot about that man.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Hordes marched past us, shrieking like crows into their phones, carrying small fortunes in big shopping bags, their faces distorted in the reflection of the hanging silver-and-gold decorations.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Words are distorted and music sounds the way it does at a carnival, like all the notes are off balance and just colliding with one another.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Surely Bella had misunderstood; surely Signora Luciano’s voice was distorted by the strain of trying to make herself heard over the baby’s wails.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I was not, nor ever had been, a fighter of any sort, but even so, I loved my country, and I spent much of that year trying to imagine a future distorted by war.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The water rippled and shimmered around the sword, and she was reminded of another fountain, in another place, and Sebastian sitting behind her, looking at the distorted image of her own face.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Voices echoed down the passage ahead of them, but they were too distorted to understand.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • They listened to a country radio station turned up so loud that the twangs of steel guitars were distorted in the Hearse’s old speakers.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • We’re both sitting in front of the mirror, looking straight ahead at our distorted reflections in the broken glass.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It was some kind of mirror, but it was incomplete, distorted.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • My face was distorted like someone had pulled it down on one side, and there was a scar to the side of my left eye.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The ice was thick but clear, and in some places I could see twenty or thirty feet into it with only a slight waver of distortion.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Everything looks distorted and unrecognizable.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Everyone’s voices seemed very far away—the fragments of the Council members’ questions and the Griffins’ replies that reached his ears distorted, like sound waves from a distant galaxy.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The car park had thinned out with the rain, and in the distance we could just hear the distorted sound of the loudspeaker as some other race thundered past.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The television screen flickered; its picture grew distorted.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The hair was completely burned off his head and body; the features were blackened and distorted with pain; the swollen lips were wide apart, disclosing the glistening teeth, and imparting a horrid grin, such only as agonizing death can stamp upon the face.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • She looked out of the column, and there was Charles Wallace in the cell, an alien expression distorting his face.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Crow stiffened as she stared at her distorted reflection in the shining silver.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • With their distorted, lice-infested figures and captions of hate, they made it seem permissible, even proper, to attack a Jew even if he differed from the poster portrayal.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Even with her eyes closed and the covers pulled up to her head, she could picture the shadowy, distorted grin, the unblinking eyes.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • A voice materializes out of the distortion in his headphones, then fades, and he goes ferreting after it.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Everything looks strange and grotesque and distorted, certain streets glittering with glass from smashed windows, the smell of burning in the air.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And here also is another and perhaps the most serious distortion in the sample: whereas some 10 or 12 percent of all Confederate soldiers served as officers for at least half of their time in the army, 47 percent of my sample did so.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The sound the bell made was nearly as excruciating as the White Noise, its pitch stretched and distorted by the dream.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Moonlight distorted distances; and the darkness, when it came, seemed to drop down to our heads.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Nor did she fabricate something or distort anything important; it is easy to substantiate nearly everything she told Nathan that evening.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If we could travel in a time machine back toward this explosive moment, we would find ourselves in a universe replete with energies we do not understand and strangely behaving forces distorted beyond recognition.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The ghost’s face distorted in a silent scream of agony, but his eyes looked bored, even a little annoyed, as if the scream was just an automatic reflex he couldn’t control.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The boy was only a dark shape, seen through the distortion of the wavering drawing-room panes.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Distorted reflections in the domed cover of the silver dish.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The air ripples around him, distorted by the waves of heat rolling off his body.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Your facts are distorted, Alejandro.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
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