v. move in twisting or contorted motion; contort in pain
In Dances with Snakes, the snake dancer wriggled sinuously and made her python writhe around her torso.
Sentence in Classic:
His first thought was that the prostrate figure was that of some wounded or dying man, but as he watched it he saw it writhe along the ground and into the hall with the rapidity and noiselessness of a serpent.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Uriah, with his long hands slowly twining over one another, made a ghastly writhe from the waist upwards, to express his concurrence in this estimation of me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The stories about him that came back to Atlanta from Richmond and Wilmington made those who had received him in other days writhe with shame.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
People vociferate, shout, howl, there they break forth and writhe with enjoyment; gayety roars; sarcasm flames forth, joviality is flaunted like a red flag; two jades there drag farce blossomed forth into an apotheosis; it is the triumphal car of laughter.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
This spectacle of gradual strangulation made the youth writhe, and once as his friend rolled his eyes, he saw something in them that made him sink wailing to the ground.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
He falls spouting streams of blood, and bites the gory ground, and dying writhes himself upon his wound.