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distort
used in The Lords of Discipline

11 uses
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Definition
to alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
  • Yet the laws of recall are subject to distortion and alienation.
    Chapter 2.16 (4% in)
  • It is a city distorted by its own self-worship.
    Prologue (34% in)
  • Through the distorted vision of that long schizophrenia, I became clear-sighted.
    Prologue (83% in)
  • Wen I left the house that evening, I turned to look back at the Tradd-St. Croix mansion and thought of the many accidents and distortions of fate that had occurred to make my history and the history of this splendid house commingle.
    Chapter 1.2 (97% in)
  • I came away from plebe week with a very distorted view of honor.
    Chapter 1.9 (43% in)
  • His grip tightened and I squeezed his wrists frantically—and felt the urgency of his pulse; oxygen to my lungs and blood to my brain were cut simultaneously, and Pig's face, distorted and crazed, stared up at me and my own eyes strained to focus on his, but the trapped blood that burned behind the retina blossomed with indistinct images and formless movements in the room around me.
    Chapter 1.10 (76% in)
  • Already it was becoming history and even beginning to assume the fantastic shapes and distortions of mythology.
    Chapter 2.21 (85% in)
  • But they accepted my melancholy as some distorted mirror image of my overwrought flights of euphoria.
    Chapter 3.22 (2% in)
  • His eyes had cleared, and Pig was crouched in an oddly distorted, yet ceremonial, position as though he were offering prayers to a ruthless and malignant deity.
    Chapter 3.24 (69% in)
  • We talked excitedly about the fight, each of us recounting the event in four separate and distorted narratives of the exact same events.
    Chapter 3.24 (80% in)
  • As Tradd approached me I turned my back toward him and found myself facing an antique mirror that reflected our three images in tarnished, distorted tones.
    Chapter 4.48 (50% in)

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