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contort
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • For an instant he felt that the struggle, was causing a queer contortion of his mobile features, but with a good effort he resolved it into nothing more offensive than a merry smile.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (81% in)

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