[ UK /ɹˈa‍ɪðd/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɪθd/ ]
  1. twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    my writhen features
    writhed lips
    his mad contorted smile
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How To Use writhed In A Sentence

  • Then your soul writhed in derision, you scoffed at that which you had held to be the nobility of the soul, and you minced words satirically over the exquisiteness of the type which we have evolved. The Kempton-Wace Letters
  • I miss this bed when I die lie me here in this bed~ where I died a thousand times before where I saw stars and danced and stretched and writhed and sang and swore and called out to a god oh yes ... this bed where wendchymes Diary Entry
  • She squirmed and writhed and twisted, genuinely this time, but she was small anyway, and Sarah was strong, and so she wasn't going anywhere.
  • His soul cried out in protest at the very thought, yet even as it did, another part of him writhed in self-contempt.
  • The ensuing horn blast was loud enough to stun even the Elves, who immediately clapped their hands over their ears and writhed in discomfort.
  • Twisting convulsively, it rolled down into the road under our horses 'feet, -- and there this human form, which some call godlike, writhed and floundered like a severed worm, and disguised itself in blood and dust. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860
  • Alaine screamed once and her body writhed, and then Tris felt the tortured spirit within wrest free of her prison. EXCERPT: The Blood King by Gail Z. Martin
  • His other arm held her remaining hand to the wall also, and she writhed, kicking weakly at him.
  • I twisted and twitched and writhed, but they wouldn't let me go.
  • And what appeared to us worthy of remark was, that whereas, when a snake was decollated, it was only the tail that continued to wriggle -- when a _worm_ was divided, _all_ the segments writhed in the same way, and manifested an equal irritability; showing the difference between creatures of annulated structure, according as they have or have not a _brain_. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.
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