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distort
used in The Great Gatsby

3 uses
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Definition
to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction.
    p. 176.9
distorted = altered in an unnatural or untrue way
  • — either it was terrible stuff or the whiskey distorted things, because it didn't make any sense to me.
    p. 29.9
  • distorted = altered in an unnatural way
  • 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.
    p. 176.6
distortion = being unnatural or untrue

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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