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contort
used in Angelfall

8 uses
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Definition
twist or bend to an unnatural shape — something such as the human body, a facial expression, or the truth
  • It's like holding up a flagpole with my arms contorted.
    p. 47.2
  • Our bodies contort around each other as we roll in the mud around the wash basins.
    p. 126.7
  • Their faces are contorted, showing too much teeth and too much white around their eyes.
    p. 145.9
  • Her friend Judith was born with stumpy arms and tiny, malformed hands; Alex wobbled when he walked and had to contort his face painfully to form coherent words, which often let out an embarrassing amount of drool; Will was a quadriplegic who needed a pump to keep him breathing.
    p. 194.6
  • Raffe lies on the floor, his face and muscles contorted with pain.
    p. 256.7
  • The muscles in my face just twitch instead of contorting in agony.
    p. 263.7
  • His face is contorted in rage as he lifts what looks like a refrigerator over Raffe's head the way Cain must have hefted a boulder over Abel's head.
    p. 265.2
  • He steps over the contorted railing that lies on the stairs.
    p. 269.6

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