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Definition twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • Her face contorted in fury and frustration.
contorted = twisted into an unnatural shape
  • She lay contorted in pain.
  • contorted = twisted
  • A spasm of pain contorted his features
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • contort the government into a corrupt kleptocracy (retrieved 08/11/09)
  • The Giver looked up at him, his face contorted with suffering. "please," he gasped, "take some of the pain."
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • contorted = twisted
  • Mayella's face contorted, and I was afraid that she would cry again.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • contorted = twisted into an unnatural shape
  • Leye's face was contorted with anger.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • contorted = twisted into an unnatural shape
  • His face was contorted.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • contorted = twisted into an unnatural shape
  • 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
  • contorted = twisted
  • His face contorting, Richard held back Singer with one hand and began reaching for the gun.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • The sun was on her hair and her face was twisted as a child's contorts before it cries.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • His stomach was empty so they were dry heaves, but they watered his eyes and contorted his body.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • She shook her head, her face contorted.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  • Rod watched them, his face contorted in an agony of indecision.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Stop this!" as his face contorted in pain, the ice racing up his chest and over his shoulders.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Leo's unconscious body contorted in pain.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Another spasm of rage contorted Valentine's features.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • 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
  • Stevie Rae's face contorted, and the words sounded like they were being wrenched from her throat.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed

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