Saying a word in a different tone can distort or utterly mangle a line.
It is a reminder of why we all should care when fear and hate start to distort our domestic political debates.
These are the facts, despite a spate of stories that distort a new study.
I have witnessed at first hand how Irving likes to distort things.
And would-be collectors like Henry Stephenson continue to distort the cultural record in their hunt for hidden treasures.
This is not to distort words from their established and usual meaning but only to apply them as they must be applied.
He will not steal it, nor distort it with his supernatural chisels, nor make fun of it.
All physical materials can be loaded or stressed to a certain point beyond which they distort, snap, fracture, or break.
"Yes, they have done their best to distort it," sighed Mendelssohn.
He did not hesitate to simplify or to distort if he could get nearer to that unknown thing he sought.