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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • And all noise and grates, distortion, chatter, distraction, effort, superfluity, passed off like something unreal.
    Chapter 22 (36% in)
  • Early scenes of life, I mean; for each separate person too, everyone beginning with Eden and passing through trammels, pains, distortions, and death into the darkness out of which, it is hinted, we may hope to enter permanently into the beginning again.
    Chapter 6 (2% in)
  • ...the nurses probably in a New Year's gathering of their own to snatch a moment's celebration, I passed through to another division where the labor rooms were, separate cubicles, and in them saw women struggling, outlandish pain and huge-bellied distortion, one powerful face that bore down into its creases and issued a voice great and songlike in which she cursed her husband obscenely for his pleasure that had got her into this; and others, calling on saints and mothers, incontinent,...
    Chapter 12 (95% in)
  • The ambition of something special and outstanding I have always had is only a boast that distorts this knowledge from its origin, which is the oldest knowledge, older than the Euphrates, older than the Ganges.
    Chapter 22 (37% in)
  • At dawn we were in a haze like the swelter of an old-fashioned laundry Monday, with the sun a burning copper-bottom, and through this air distortion and diffused color you couldn't see fifty yards.
    Chapter 25 (34% in)

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