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distort
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • He knew that the shape would be changed, torn, distorted.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (58% in)
  • It would have been easy, if she had seen a man distorting his mouth to bite off sound, closing his fists and twisting them in defense against himself.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (70% in)
  • It was a pale, distorted victory; a reluctant compromise that consisted of omitting columns and pediments, allowing a few stretches of wall to remain naked, apologizing for a shape—good through accident—by finishing it off with an edge of simplified Grecian volutes.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (66% in)

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