While the presidential guards let him writhe in pain on the pavement, people came to help him up.
His features seemed to writhe and knot and assume in as many moments a dozen different aspects.
Is it that he might writhe in the nightmare, or suffer agony from cramps?
He was supremely unaware of the coldness that made Tommy writhe in impotent rebellion.
writhe away or not as you please,” thought the poor man, “but pay me my copeck!
So she took their taunts in silence; and all her struggle was not to let them see their power to make her writhe within.
Andrea might writhe and supplicate and despair as he would—in vain.
Now, take my advice: the pin is in, don't worry if he writhe on it a little bit!
I saw the beast, which was perched upon the bowl, writhe and twist.
A man stabbed to the heart makes no outcry, he does not even moan or writhe.
Old English wriðan "to twist or bend," earlier "to bind or fetter," from Proto-Germanic *writhanan (cf. North Frisian wrial, Old High German ridan, Old Norse riða, Middle Swedish vriþa, Middle Danish vride), from PIE *wreit- "to turn, bend" (see wreath). Related: Writhed; writhing.