verb (used without object), writhed, writh·ing.
verb (used with object), writhed, writh·ing.
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Origin of writhe
OTHER WORDS FROM writhewrither, nounwrith·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for writhe
The pathetic dives and writhing on the field is a turn off to the most ardent American fan.What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Portugal, Costa Rica, and England in the World Cup|Nathan Daschle|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the film came out, my stepfather said to me, ‘I hope you’re not doing any writhing in your next one.How Hollywood’s Most Realistic Sex Scenes Were Made: ‘Don’t Look Now’ to ‘Nymphomaniac’|Marlow Stern|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both are literally depictions of magical air, evocative of movement and potency stirring inside a writhing cloud.
But a close examination of the actual practice itself reveals that the writhing, miserable reality of it is virtually undeniable.
I watched per plunge directly into the groaning, writhing horde.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He fancied that she was writhing on her seat, that she was tearing her handkerchief with her hands.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
Then it came to the ground in a heap, writhing horribly in its death agonies.Jack North's Treasure Hunt|Roy Rockwood
See them writhing in the flames—listen to their piteous shrieks—four hundred voices raised in one wild chorus of agony!The Bible|John E. Remsburg
But here, surrounded by this writhing, slithering mass of eight-foot creatures, he felt distinctly unhappy.Upstarts|L. J. Stecher
The line of advance was dotted with khaki-clad figures, some still in death, some writhing in their agony.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle