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They crept on tortuously in serpentine curves through the long, dry grasses.Hilda Wade|Grant Allen
Breathes there a man so tortuously afflicted with Strabismus that he doesn't see it?
A planet is said to ascend directly, when in a direct sign; but tortuously, when in a tortuous sign.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
The process is tortuously slow, but the gestation of a new humanity cannot be hurried by impatience.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
On the testimony of his own letters it is clear he did not mind how tortuously and perfidiously he worked.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing