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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To twist and to turn in pain; as to writhe from an ankle sprain.

2. (v. t.) To wrest; to distort; to pervert.

3. (v. t.) To extort; to wring; to wrest.

4. (v. i.) To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively.

Strong's Hebrew
2342a. chul -- to whirl, dance, writhe
chul or chil. 2342, 2342a. chul or chil. 2342b . to whirl, dance, writhe.
Transliteration: chul or chil Short Definition: anguish. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2342. chuwl -- to whirl, dance, writhe
... 2341, 2342. chuwl. 2342a . to whirl, dance, writhe. Transliteration: chuwl
Phonetic Spelling: (khool) Short Definition: bear. bear ...
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2254. chabal -- to bind, pledge
... A primitive root; to wind tightly (as a rope), ie To bind; specifically, by a pledge;
figuratively, to pervert, destroy; also to writhe in pain (especially of ...
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... desert. The voice of Jehovah makes the hinds writhe And scathes the
woods"and in His temple" "All in it (are) saying, "Glory.". ...
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... face death in battle, men who would have a limb cut off without a groan, you may
see such, in spite of all their courage, gnash their teeth, and writhe in agony ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/sermons for the times/sermon xviii shame.htm

The Fifth Word from the Cross
... in a previous chapter, it was not uncommon for the victims of crucifixion, when
the ghastly operation of nailing them to the tree began, to writhe and resist ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter xviii the fifth word.htm

Of Divers Unseemly Practices that Follow them that Lack the Work ...
... For some men are so cumbered in nice curious customs in bodily bearing, that when
they shall ought hear, they writhe their heads on one side quaintly, and up ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the three and 4.htm

Two Innumerable Series
... Is it true that 'God's mercies are innumerable'? If it be, what is the
meaning of all this that makes me writhe and weep? Nobody ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/two innumerable series.htm

Ep. I. There is one Good Point in My Character, and I Will Boast ...
... If you were to practise boxing in public, or to give and receive blows in the theatre,
or to writhe and twist yourself shamefully, would you speak of yourself ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep i there is one.htm

On the Question of an Accused Bishop Appealing to the Seat of the ...
... When thou art present, he will speak sweetly, and will admire thy words. But
at last he will writhe his mouth, and slander thy sayings. ...
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How a Light from Heaven Stood all Night Over his Relics, and How ...
... he had gone to bed after supper, was suddenly seized by the Devil, and began to
cry out, to gnash his teeth, to foam at the mouth, and to writhe and distort ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xi how a light.htm

Jesus, Ever-Loving Saviour
... 4. Jesus, when the cruel anguish Dying on the shameful tree, All abandoned
by Thy Father, Thuo didst writhe in agony. Jesus! Jesus! ...
/.../no 135 jesus ever-loving saviour.htm

Looking up to the Cross
... What if the martyrs' fire some day thy dainty limbs devour? What if beneath
the scourge they writhe, or in dull famine cower? What ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cccxii looking up to the.htm

Writhe (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist and to turn in pain; as to writhe from an ankle sprain. ... 4. (vi)
To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. ...
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Wring (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe;
to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing. ...
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Twist (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To contort; to writhe; to complicate;
to crook spirally; to convolve. 2. (vt) Hence, to turn from ...
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Writeth (26 Occurrences)

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Writhed (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp.) of Writhe. 2. (pp) of Writhe. Multi-Version
Concordance Writhed (4 Occurrences). Esther 4:4 Esther's ...
/w/writhed.htm - 7k

Travail (54 Occurrences)
... trav'-al (yaladh (Genesis 35:16, etc.), chul, chil (properly "writhe," Job 15:20,
etc.); odin (classical odis) (Matthew 24:8, etc.), odino (Sirach 19:11, etc ...
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Bring (1372 Occurrences)
... Psalm 70 title); yabhal = "to flow," "bring" (especially with pomp) (Psalm 60:9;
Psalm 68:29; Psalm 76:11 Zephaniah 3:10); chul, or chil = "to writhe in pain ...
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Agonize (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
2. (vi) To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately. ...
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Anguish (75 Occurrences)
... derivatives signifying "straitness," "narrowness," hence distress; also shabhats,
"giddiness," "confusion of mind"; hul "to twist" with pain, "writhe." So in ...
/a/anguish.htm - 29k

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)
... Zechariah 9:5 Ashkelon will see it, and fear; Gaza also, and will writhe in agony;
as will Ekron, for her expectation will be disappointed; and the king will ...
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Writhe (6 Occurrences)

Psalms 55:4
My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 13:8
and they shall be terrified: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them, they shall writhe as a woman that travaileth; they shall be amazed one at another, their faces shall be as flames.

Ezekiel 30:16
I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime.

Micah 1:12
For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, because evil has come down from Yahweh to the gate of Jerusalem.
(See NIV)

Micah 4:10
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now you will go forth out of the city, and will dwell in the field, and will come even to Babylon. There you will be rescued. There Yahweh will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

Zechariah 9:5
Ashkelon will see it, and fear; Gaza also, and will writhe in agony; as will Ekron, for her expectation will be disappointed; and the king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.



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