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contort
used in Catch-22

3 uses
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Definition
twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • He bowled two of them aside in his lunge for the nickel-plated microphone, his eyes glittering wildly and his beefy face contorted with stress.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (49% in)
  • 'I don't know,' the chaplain wailed softly in a quavering voice, squinting with grotesque contortions of anguish and incomprehension.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (83% in)
  • He scooted away with his body doubled over and his face contorted intentionally into a nonchalant, sociable smile in case anyone chanced to see him.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (40% in)

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