Snakes hung on his neck and arms and writhed through his belt loops.
In the back of the car, her neighbor shouted and writhed in pain.
Harden, visibly in pain, writhed on the floor as World Peace was ejected from the game.
In the darkness he seemed some monster, which in dreadful silence, writhed and fought down a slow road to death.
Sprudell writhed under the indifferent familiarity of his tone.
The soul within him writhed in agony as he reflected on the use which he had made of it.
Sir William winced and writhed helplessly under Rendel's words.
He writhed, struggled, twisted and swayed in the unequal contest.
She scratched and writhed, but the knife spun from her grasp.
Those nations grovelled and writhed under their partly childish, partly terrific, and partly disgusting superstitions.
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.