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writhe
used in Notes from the Underground

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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • PART II A Propos of the Wet Snow When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted,...
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • They say that Cleopatra (excuse an instance from Roman history) was fond of sticking gold pins into her slave-girls' breasts and derived gratification from their screams and writhings.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (64% in)

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