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writhe
used in Something Wicked This Way Comes

8 uses
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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • Will's father noted the muscles cord along the arms, roping and unroping themselves with a writhe like the puff adders and sidewinders doubtless inked and venomous there.
    2 — Pursuits (47% in)
writhe = twisting or contorted motion

(editor's note:  puff adders and sidewinders are types of snakes)
  • Jim writhed himself free.
    1 — Arrivals (79% in)
  • He writhed back, yelling.
    2 — Pursuits (32% in)
  • , Jim's face hidden beneath the street, Will's face hidden beneath the street, tremble, writhe, pinch.
    2 — Pursuits (47% in)
  • Jim writhed in the dark.
    2 — Pursuits (48% in)
  • Both boys writhed in the iron-maiden clutch of hungry saurians and bristly apes.
    2 — Pursuits (91% in)
  • Mr. Dark's illustrations writhed with sick sweat as he clenched his fist a final time, but-too late!
    3 — Departures (29% in)
  • "Evil!" groaned the boy, writhing.
    3 — Departures (70% in)

There are no more uses of "writhe" in Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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