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used in Gone with the Wind

4 uses
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twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • Her face went an ugly green, freckles suddenly standing out across her nose and her contorted mouth was like Gerald's in a killing rage.
    4.34 (86% in)
  • I hope I'll be like one of the darkies too," said Melanie, mustering a smile which suddenly disappeared as pain contorted her face.
    3.21 (17% in)
  • Great God!" thundered the doctor and his face was suddenly contorted with hate and rage, a rage not directed at her or at anyone except a world wherein such things could happen.
    3.21 (73% in)
  • His watermelon-pink tongue lapped out, his whole body wiggled and his joyful contortions were as ludicrous as the gambolings of a mastiff.
    4.44 (20% in)

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