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writhe
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • It was because Lydgate writhed under the idea of getting his neck beneath this vile yoke that he had fallen into a bitter moody state which was continually widening Rosamond's alienation from him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (10% in)

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