Definition of 'contorted'
Example sentences containing 'contorted'
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
His face was contorted with fear.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her face is contorted with anguish.The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
My daughters would then walk into the room and begin to weep, their little faces contorted with grief.Christianity Today (2000)
His face appeared quite contorted.Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
As he struggles to catch his breath, his face contorted in a grimace, he raises an outstretched palm to surrender.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Then he saw the woman he worked for lying on the pavement, her body contorted, a bullet hole in her forehead.Times, Sunday Times (2011) FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)
His face was contorted with rage, the veins in his neck were swollen and his nostrils were flared, like a bull about to charge.No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)
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