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  • noun Plural form of writhing.

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Examples

  • The same one who makes dumb (Da 10: 15) opens the mouth. sorrows -- literally, "writhings" as of a woman in travail.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Nor would you, or, rather, should you, accept the ravings and writhings and agonized contortions of those two lunatics to-night as a convincing portrayal of love.

    Chapter 24

  • A victim of possession, played with grand-guignol gusto by Marta Gastini, responds to Father Lucas's ministrations with elaborate writhings and squirmings; a male victim wouldn't have given the genre its requisite sexual charge.

    Hopkins Can't Right 'Rite'

  • But only if their malady draws out my healing key, else I am powerless, mute before their writhings, and they hate me.

    All My Quick Sisters

  • Here are hundreds of miniature paintings, carved buxom goddesses and temple protectresses whose writhings in rock are a match for any Michelangelo.

    City Walk: New Delhi

  • For all his pragmatic certitude, it seemed as if he watched the play and movement of life in the hope of discovering something more about it, of discerning in its maddest writhings a something which had hitherto escaped him, — the key to its mystery, as it were, which would make all clear and plain.

    Chapter 12

  • Do we sense somnolent writhings in black Africa or angry groans in India or triumphant banzais in Japan?

    DARKWATER

  • But only if their malady draws out my healing key, else I am powerless, mute before their writhings, and they hate me.

    All My Quick Sisters

  • But only if their malady draws out my healing key, else I am powerless, mute before their writhings, and they hate me.

    All My Quick Sisters

  • I also found new reassurance in the sound of their snoring around me at night, and lost whatever self-consciousness I might have had about the discreet writhings that took place under our blankets.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

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