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Definition to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • These sunglasses distort my vision.
distort = alter in an unnatural or untrue way
  • She has a distorted view of the world.
  • distorted = altered in an unnatural or untrue way
  • Heat and vibration from the cutting process can distort the plastic.
  • She is trying to distort her opponent's position on the issue.
  • face distorted by pain
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • distorted = altered in an unnatural way
  • Also, you'll find out soon enough that John distorts—when he isn't out-and-out lying.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • distorts = alters the truth
  • My memories were distorted by twenty-five intervening years.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • distorted = altered in an untrue way
  • 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
  • distort = to alter something in an untrue way
  • 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
  • distorted = altered in an unnatural way
  • We recognise the smooth distorted faces, the helmets: they are French.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • — 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
  • Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old — even then it had always for me a quality of distortion.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The latrine poles are always densely crowded; the people at home ought to be shown these grey, yellow, miserable, wasted faces here, these bent figures from whose bodies the colic wrings out the blood, and who with lips trembling and distorted with pain, grin at one another and say: "It is not much sense pulling up one's trousers again—"
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 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
  • distorted = altered in an unnatural way
  • 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
distorted = altered in an untrue way

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