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contorted

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  • v  twist and press out of shape
  • s  twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    his mad contorted smile

  • The nearly 91,000-strong crowd, which had gathered at the Bird's Nest stadium to watch China's most beloved Olympic athlete, couldn't see Liu's contorted facial expression .
  • Squatting on the floor in front of some 50 standing and kneeling witnesses behind a wire-mesh glass partition, Vandivert caught the writhing body, the contorted hands, the black .
  • Her face is contorted into a permanent scream.
News & Articles

  • Divisions Over National Security State Scramble Old Alliances, Political Coalitions
    WASHINGTON -- The contours of the debate around security and civil liberties that began the day after the 9/11 attacks have been steadily shifting ever since, but have recently become contorted in the wake of revelations about the depth and breadth of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance. The debate coincides and overlaps with disagreement over indefinite detention, the use of ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Ariane 5's brilliant ascent
    Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, powered by 2.6 million pounds of thrust, rose from the launch pad in French Guiana just after sunset Wednesday, filling the sky with fire and a twisting plume of exhaust contorted by winds and illuminated by the day's last rays of sunlight.
    June 7, 2013 - Spaceflight Now
  • Dramatic launch views from remote cameras
    Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, powered by 2.6 million pounds of thrust, rose from the launch pad in French Guiana just after sunset Wednesday, filling the sky with fire and a twisting plume of exhaust contorted by winds and illuminated by the day's last rays of sunlight.
    June 7, 2013 - Spaceflight Now

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