While the presidential guards let him writhe in pain on the pavement, people came to help him up.
His features seemed to writhe and knot and assume in as many moments a dozen different aspects.
In mid-air it seemed to writhe and try to change the direction of its leap.
He was supremely unaware of the coldness that made Tommy writhe in impotent rebellion.
Cunningham had made his bed of horsehair; let him twist and writhe upon it.
So she took their taunts in silence; and all her struggle was not to let them see their power to make her writhe within.
For a moment it was still, and then, as I muttered, the rod slowly began to writhe.
Now, take my advice: the pin is in, don't worry if he writhe on it a little bit!
Some of them writhe in a manner so suggestive as to give you the itch.
A man stabbed to the heart makes no outcry, he does not even moan or writhe.
Old English wriðan "to twist or bend," earlier "to bind or fetter," from Proto-Germanic *writhanan (cf. North Frisian wrial, Old High German ridan, Old Norse riða, Middle Swedish vriþa, Middle Danish vride), from PIE *wreit- "to turn, bend" (see wreath). Related: Writhed; writhing.