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contort
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • "To-morrow—to Moscow!" her face was suddenly contorted; "but—but, dear me, how fortunate!" she cried in a voice suddenly changed.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (55% in)
  • This time his face was not contorted with laughter, but quivering all over with tears.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (99% in)
  • I wanted to take him in my arms and kiss him, but I did not dare—his face was contorted and somber.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (65% in)
  • Her pale, sallow face was suddenly contorted, her eyes burned.
    Book 11 — Ivan (23% in)
  • A strange grin contorted his lips.
    Book 11 — Ivan (43% in)
  • But her head still twitched like an automaton and with a face contorted with bitter grief she began, without a word, beating her breast with her fist.
    Epilogue (68% in)

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