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Usage examples for twisting

  1. Lady Agnes suddenly rose and began to pace the room, twisting her gloves and trying to control herself. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  2. There was a thought in her head which had been there twisting and biting its way in her brain through the silent hours of the night and again in her waking moments. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. " You talk like a book," says the young lady, a- twisting her head the other way. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  4. A torturing pain like twisting knives went through him. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  5. What's the little wretch twisting her body for? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Then twisting the note in his fingers, he appealed to Sophy:- " Well, Sophy, leave off drawing for an instant," said Frederick, " and tell us what answer can we send?" – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  7. She can still remember seeing the two old bodies hanging side by side and twisting slowly about in the wind. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  8. " I- never heard of any," she said, twisting her fingers together. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. Too many sought to secure the important Irish vote by twisting the tail of the British lion. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  10. " I'm on duty, and can't," replied Tracy, and twisting his body in an ecstasy, added: " Did you hear her?" – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Hurriedly, with trembling hands, she was twisting them round and round her own head. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  12. Twisting, he worked one arm loose. – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  13. As soon as I saw the Bible in the lout's arms I was certain of success, as he could not see the ends of the pike without twisting his head, and I saw no reason why he should divert his gaze from the plate, which he had enough to do to carry evenly. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. She fell suddenly silent, slowly twisting the ring on her finger. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  15. That he had merely been twisting a piece of straw, that would be bent into quite another shape when Mrs. Commissioner took it in hand, did not for the moment occur to him. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  16. Chilled to the heart Sylvia seated herself in a low chair by her mother, so that she need not raise her voice, and twisting her hands nervously, told what had happened in as few words as possible, much as if she had repeated them over and over until they were learned like a lesson. – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  17. Sitting on a soap box holding two children on her lap, so they could see it all, Lin was calling on Alfred to come back into the ring and repeat a twisting about trick he had just performed. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  18. Doing what you always do, changing and twisting things around to suit you. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  19. Then, as the twisting passage shut in on them with a darkness that pressed close against the little light of the bicycle lamp, Kathleen said, Give me the ring. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  20. " Oh, but isn't there an English song," said Irais, twisting round her neck as she preceded us upstairs, " ''Tis folly to remember, 'tis wisdom to forget'?" – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
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