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writhe
used in The Brothers Karamazov

6 uses
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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • As soon as she caught sight of the elder she began shrieking and writhing as though in the pains of childbirth.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (22% in)
  • They found him at the bottom of the cellar steps, writhing in convulsions and foaming at the mouth.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (98% in)
  • Limping and writhing with pain he went down the steps and towards the garden.
    Book 8 — Mitya (39% in)
  • They lighted a candle and saw that Smerdyakov was no better, that he was writhing in convulsions, his eyes fixed in a squint, and that foam was flowing from his lips.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (15% in)
  • 'You'll stand up and say it was I killed him, and why do you writhe with horror?
    Book 11 — Ivan (98% in)
  • She was suffering for her "treachery" at the trial, and Alyosha felt that her conscience was impelling her to confess it to him, to him, Alyosha, with tears and cries and hysterical writhings on the floor.
    Epilogue (13% in)

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