DISTORTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISTORTION
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 n.  mistake of misrepresenting the facts
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  In the place where it had been was something that was fearful in its strained distortion and in the sounds that came from it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 15
2  One moment out of all that had happened last night stood vividly before my imagination; the moment when I struck a match and saw her pale, distorted face, with its look of torture.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VIII
3  He turned away from her with a grimace that distorted his handsome face, kissed Anna Pavlovna's hand, and screwing up his eyes scanned the whole company.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
4  Before the officer finished his sentence Prince Andrew, his face distorted with fury, rode up to him and raised his riding whip.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII
5  Pierre's face, already pale, became distorted by fury.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX
6  He was unconscious and lay like a distorted corpse.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
7  The count, pipe in hand, was pacing up and down the room, when Natasha, her face distorted by anger, burst in like a tempest and approached her mother with rapid steps.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVI
8  And one of the soldiers, his face all at once distorted with fury, struck Vereshchagin on the head with the blunt side of his saber.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
9  Two dragoons took it by its distorted legs and dragged it along the ground.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
10  His dressing gown was unfastened, his face red and distorted.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVII
11  When he saw Natasha he waved his arms despairingly and burst into convulsively painful sobs that distorted his soft round face.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II
12  Every time that I closed my eyes I saw before me the distorted baboon-like countenance of the murdered man.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  So she thought as she was going home, and saw the colliers trailing from the pits, grey-black, distorted, one shoulder higher than the other, slurring their heavy ironshod boots.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
14  Her body was bent by age; her limbs trembled with palsy; her face, distorted into a mumbling leer, resembled more the grotesque shaping of some wild pencil, than the work of Nature's hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  He remained silent for a few moments; and then, removing his hands suddenly from his face, showed, to the unspeakable discomposure of Mr. Bumble, that it was much distorted and discoloured.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Her account of the incident was a grotesque distortion of the truth.
2  His report was attacked as a gross distortion of the truth.
3  The wrong chemical balance can cause severe distortion of the photographic image.
4  I think it would be a gross distortion of reality to say that they were motivated by self-interest.
5  Because the edges of the tube curve away from the film, the x-rays get scattered about, causing distortion.
6  Rochester shudder: a singularly marked expression of disgust, horror, hatred, warped his countenance almost to distortion.
7  Couldn't the sellers afford a photographer with a decent shift lens to remove the vertical distortion from the image of their building?
8  The announcement was so distorted that I couldn't understand what was said.
9  The book presents a fundamentally distorted picture.
10  My original statement has been completely distorted by the media.
11  His black eyes were restless, sly, and cunning; his mouth and chin bristly with a coarse, hard beard; his face never clean, but always distorted with a ghastly grin.
12  He is being neither coy nor subtle, he is courting his own distorted view of the truth.
13  Luke has techniques of placing images in sculptural, architectural and natural environments, distorting the viewers' perception of time and space.
14  Most comedy relies on distorting reality.
15  To cut financial support for agriculture would distort substantially the markets of developed countries.