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Word: tortuous

Definition: winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road


Sentences Containing 'tortuous'

A small, dim, crooked shop, kept in a tortuous, up hill thoroughfare, by a small, dim, crooked man.
Also nearby are the Fountain First Nation, 10 miles up the Fraser River, and the Seton Lake First Nation, whose nearest reserve is only 15 miles away along Seton Lake, but is accessible to and from town only by lake, rail or a tortuous mountain and canyon road via the Bridge River.
From the D343 the D443 branches north at the hamlet of Samuleto and continues to the village before continuing north by a tortuous mountain route to Casevecchie.
Having reached the summit of his vengeance by a long and tortuous path, he saw an abyss of doubt yawning before him.
In a 1999 talk presented at the annual Oak Park Hemingway Society dinner, Patrick Hemingway admitted ownership of Ernest Hemingway's manuscripts had "a rather tortuous history".
It is a comment on the tortuous values of the age that Scudamore's own wife and children were parishioners of Father Kemble.
The case had a tortuous history as the United States Government and a number of other plaintiffs joined in support of her position, and involved at least a dozen reported appellate court decisions, including "Geier v. Sundquist," 94 F.3d 644 (6th Cir.
The process was tortuous because computer power was limited in the early 1980s and the mainframe alone took up several rooms.

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