Which preposition to use with writhing

in Occurrences 132%

" The victim writhed in his chair, as the trap in which he was caught revealed itself.

with Occurrences 54%

As they passed, they changed their shapes a thousand times a minute, as though writhing with a strange life; and so were gone.

under Occurrences 44%

screamed the Boy, writhing under the Colonel's clutch.

on Occurrences 22%

" She turned to Johnnie feverishly, like a thing that writhes on the rack and seeks an easier position.

of Occurrences 17%

It was admitted by witnesses competent to form an opinion that Westley's contorted face, his troubled breathing, his manner of stepping back, and the curious writhing of his stout arms, all encouraged a supposition that he might be contemplating immediate violence upon the person of Potts.

Like Occurrences 11%

Shoreward, with rapid blades and bright, That shower the foam-rain pearly white, And rip the waters, bending lithe, In hollowing swirls that hiss and writhe Like adders, ere they dart away Bright-spotted with the flakes of spray.

at Occurrences 10%

The animal rushed furiously forward two or three rods, with its head lowered as if making a lunge at an enemy, then stopped, and looked all around, standing with its back humped up, and its short stump of a tail working and writhing at a furious rate.

about Occurrences 8%

Where are thy flattering smiles, thy pretty kisses, And armes that wont to writhe about my necke? Man.

beneath Occurrences 6%

I'm giving you a bit of psychologyshowing you the point of view of the worm writhing beneath the boot of lordly Man.

to Occurrences 5%

Thousands of gay, brave, high spirited lads like Ted were mown down daily by shrapnel and machine gun or sent twisted and writhing to still more hideous death in the unspeakable horror of noxious gases.

as Occurrences 5%

We looked, and there they were, and Tip was crying and writhing as before.

through Occurrences 5%

In the shadow there no one would see me; and so, upon the hard stones, I writhed through the anguish of the fire and iceberg that made war in my heart.

into Occurrences 4%

She dropped at sight of it to the floor beside the couch, burying her face in its fluff, grasping it in handfuls, writhing into it.

out Occurrences 3%

The mysterious "knees," those strange, naked, blackened roots, so wildly gnarled and twisted about the foot of the cypress, appeared to writhe out of the swamp's awful dimness like monstrous serpents seen in a dreadful dream.

from Occurrences 2%

Here he would lay with ear drums bursting and writhing from the kicks and blows that had been freely given.

before Occurrences 2%

The goal line writhed before his dizzy sight.

across Occurrences 2%

A great green cable had writhed across the big wire enclosures of the giant hens' run, and flung twining leaf stems about two outstanding pines.

over Occurrences 2%

In a moment they had reached the mass of humanity that was writhing over him, and they began to tear them off and fling them back upon the ground with fierce rudeness.

amid Occurrences 2%

His thrashing had been so unjustly severe, that even the granite little hearts of his sisters had been softened; and Esther, managing to secrete a cake that he loved from the tea that was lost to him, stole with it to the top of the house, where he writhed amid lonely echoes and shadows.

within Occurrences 2%

Who has not felt the very soul writhe within her as she has first crossed the threshold of one of these dismal antechambers of journey?

with Occurrences 1%

She had read in the current novels of the day how hysterically unsophisticated heroines conducted themselves in tight corners and she had followed their writhings with ill-concealed impatience.

during Occurrences 1%

One felt the coming crash of a catastrophe, and the presence of a villain; snake-like treason writhed during this night, and none can foresee where the downward slide of a terrible design will stop when events are on a steep incline.

around Occurrences 1%

Bud had drifted away from them to glut his eyes upon the picture of the snakes writhing around the charmer.

among Occurrences 1%

Instantly the blood froze in his veins; he stood petrified,the howlings of the wind, clanking of chains, and groans of agony, filling his ears,with his eyes fixed in terror upon the white shape rolling and plunging and writhing among the tombs.

past Occurrences 1%

A dull sunset lay low on the water, burning like a bale-fire through the snaky trail of smoke that went writhing past the car windows.

Which preposition to use with  writhing