writhen [rith -uh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Archaic.
Origin of writhen before 900; Middle English, Old English; see, Examples from the Web for writhen Historical Examples of writhen
She turned up to him her pitiful, writhen face, white as parchment.
Louis Joseph Vance
They quickly fired the house, and thrusting away the wooden support under their feet, gave their necks to the noose to be writhen.
Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
He has drawn back a pace or two, and now stands leaning against one of the bent and writhen trunks of the old trees.
Then the Raven thought an’ thought; an’ he got very cur’ous to know why his young men died so writhen an’ twisted.
Alfred Henry Lewis
Goneril kept shifting about to get herself into the narrow shadow cast by the split and writhen trunk.
British Dictionary definitions for writhen writhen verb
- a past participle of
- twisted; distorted