Origin of tortuous
Examples from the Web for tortuous
All of the various things I do I love doing, and occasionally I find them tortuous.
In 2011, after tortuous negotiations, a deal was struck for $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years.Markets Approve of the Way U.S. Political System Handles Debt Problems|Robert Shapiro|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So why take the tortuous and offensive back-door route to appreciating Wharton?Why Jonathan Franzen Can’t Appreciate Edith Wharton|Marina Budhos|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Quetta Shura official says the negotiations with the French were tortuous.
The road was tortuous, and at every turn the scene became more picturesque.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
The distance would probably be greater by the tortuous bayous through which this new route would carry us.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
Everywhere, dim and tortuous corridors led to cells like the one he had just left.
We soon found that it was to be a long and tortuous business, calling for all the patience that we had at command.Savage Island|Basil C. Thomson
At the command, each vessel began to pursue a tortuous spiral path.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for tortuous
Word Origin and History for tortuous
late 14c., from Anglo-French tortuous (12c.), from Latin tortuosus "full of twists, winding," from tortus "a twisting, winding," from stem of torquere "to twist, wring, distort" (see thwart).