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Origin of contorted
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contort
Examples from the Web for contorted
The Hipgnosis founders took a quick look at the strangely-lit photos of contorted bodies….
But then, with their contorted physiques and feral grimaces they speak directly to the Basquiats.
It was sobering: the desperate denial, the contorted excuses.
Students moaned and grunted as they contorted their bodies into a succession of poses.Hilaria Thomas, Yoga Instructor (and the Next Mrs. Alec Baldwin)|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was our witness, and the rules were contorted to keep her from testifying.Sandra Fluke Wanted to Speak Up for Women Before Congress|Matthew DeLuca|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But long before the earliest Vindhyan rocks were laid down the Transition rocks had been altered and contorted.
He returned to the table and resumed his task, paused and sat gazing absently at the contorted inkwells.Out of the Ashes|Ethel Watts Mumford
The Wanderer looked up and a benign look came to take the place of the pain and horror which had contorted his features.Wanderer of Infinity|Harl Vincent
A grin, grotesque in the wavering light, contorted the long lower half of the face for a moment and was gone.News from the Duchy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His lips were contorted, his eyes were starting out of their sockets.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Word Origin for contort
early 15c., from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquere "to whirl, twist together," from com- "together" or intensive (see com-) + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Contorted; contorting.