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contort
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • I took hold of his clenched hand, loosened the contorted fingers, and said to him, soothingly — "Sit down; I'll talk to you as long as you like, and hear all you have to say, whether reasonable or unreasonable."
    Chapter 27 (22% in)
  • I saw a grim smile contort Mr. Rochester's lips, and he muttered — "No, by God!
    Chapter 26 (44% in)

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