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noun. ['ˈtwɪstɪŋ'] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
Rhymes with Twisting
Sentences with twisting
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Replace the light to its dock by pushing and twisting it back into place.
Give the lug wrench a twisting motion and remove the hub cap.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Experiment with twisting and folding your panels until you find a design you like.
Quotes about twisting
1. So this is it,"said Arthur, "We are going to die.""Yes,"said Ford, "except... no! Wait a minute!"He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur's line of vision. "What's this switch?"he cried."What? Where?"cried Arthur, twisting round."No, I was only fooling,"said Ford, "we are going to die after all.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2. The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.
- Shel Silverstein
3. If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?
- Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
noun. persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure.
adjective. ['ˈtwɪstɪŋ'] marked by repeated turns and bends.