Usage examples for wrenching

  1. She cannot believe that we can be so cruel, and I find my voice growing hard and stern with sheer, wrenching pity. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  2. The wind whistled and shrilled through the rigging of the craft on the bay; occasionally it lifted a loose drift and whirled it about the carriage, creating a little cyclone with two angry eyes, and wrenching loud curses from the man on the box. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. Instantly he threw his surveyor's rod down so that one end was on the comparatively dry ground whence he had stepped, the other by his feet, and with one supreme effort he threw himself flat upon the rod, though wrenching his ankle cruelly as he did so. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler