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writhe
used in Light in August

4 uses
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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • Then her voice stopped making words again and just screamed; she writhed and threshed, trying to bite the hands of the men who struggled with her.
    Chapter 9 (24% in)
  • He looked and saw two men holding her and she writhing and struggling, her hair shaken forward, her white face wrung and ugly beneath the splotches of savage paint, her mouth a small jagged hole filled with shrieking.
    Chapter 9 (23% in)
  • And all the while his nostrils at the odor which he was trying to make his own would whiten and tauten, his whole being writhe and strain with physical outrage and spiritual denial.
    Chapter 10 (53% in)
  • He would think of that meal set for him on the kitchen table three years ago and he would live again through the steady and deliberate backswinging of his arm as he hurled the dishes into the wall, with a kind of writhing and excruciating agony of regret and remorse and rage.
    Chapter 14 (73% in)

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