distorted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj distorted having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality","a perverted translation of the poem"
    • adj distorted so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly "deformed thalidomide babies","his poor distorted limbs","an ill-shapen vase","a limp caused by a malformed foot","misshapen old fingers"
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Quotations

  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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    “All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.”
  • Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    “In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.”
  • Virginia Woolf
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    “Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will.”
  • John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw
    “It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.”

Usage

In literature:

Long, very long, she lay, and then she rose; her face was no more distorted, her eyes no longer filled with tears.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Undoubtedly, you have had experience with time distortion in your daily life.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
The fires of a great distorted soul smoldered in his eyes.
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
But her face was distorted with horror now, and was whiter than the pillow itself.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Perchance it was impossible to recognise that haggard distorted face, that ragged garb, those dishevelled locks.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Swiftly, Kendall altered the atomic distortion storage apparatus, and returned to the power-board.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
The thin, bearded face was distorted pathetically, and tears streamed from the faded eyes.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The countess, on the other hand, looked through a distorted medium which filled her with disgust.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
But things seen through a screen are distorted, and look abnormal to them.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
He was staring at her with open mouth and features distorted with horror.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
The great vaulted arch of heaven was a countenance fearfully distorted by vengeance and scorn.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Crooked, distorted, deformed, they nevertheless, and perhaps therefore, show clearly the bent of their race.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
Any protective device would have distorted the illusion and destroyed the legend completely.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Young Jamieson came out, his features distorted with grief and shining with tears.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
He was locked in a distorted position, as if caught unawares by a terrific weight of sliding snow.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
And the screen was not really a screen at all, for the body of Genarion, hideous in the distortion of death, lay halfway through its plane.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
Could any one at that moment have painted the picture of his soul, it would, have been an unparalleled distortion.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The physicians gazed in horror at the wild distorted features of the corpse.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
The words of her noble friend thus repeated and distorted.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
He was ashamed of his own folly in another moment, ashamed of an insight distorted and distorting, so he told himself.
"The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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In poetry:

The Surgeon laid him down in his bed,
His eyes grew deadly dim,
Short came his breath and the struggle of death
Distorted every limb.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
Distorted was that blooming face,
Which she had fondly loved so long:
And stifled was that tuneful breath,
Which in her praise had sweetly sung:
"Jemmy Dawson" by Henry Morley
Distorted was that blooming face,
Which she had fondly loved so long;
And stifled was that tuneful breath,
Which in her praise had sweetly sung:
"Jemmy Dawson" by William Shenstone
There was an Old Person of Bangor,
Whose face was distorted with anger!
He tore off his boots,
And subsisted on roots,
That irascible Person of Bangor.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Bangor" by Edward Lear
They made a pile of their trophies
High as a tall man's chin,
Head upon head distorted,
Set in a sightless grin,
Anger and pain and terror
Stamped on the smoke-scorched skin.
"The Grave of the Hundred Heads" by Rudyard Kipling
Thus Science distorted, and torn into hits,
Art tortured, and frightened half out of her wits,
In portions and patches, some light and some shady,
Are stitched up together, to make a young lady.
"Accomplishment" by Jane Taylor

In news:

We should not allow the TV ads with their distorted, absurd lies for the Romney campaign insult our intelligence.
That would be covered by outer layers of "metamaterials" which would correct distortions from an outside magnetic field, and thereby make the object appear invisible .
All these are optical effects, where a distortion of light produces some incredible image.
Turns out you don't need distortion to play metal with a cello and a violin.
"Pick issues that the liberal media elite cannot distort," he told the audience.
Including its transformers, FET and bipolar transistor amplifiers, and input/output distortion.
Want to know the origin of the Steve Jobs reality distortion field.
This expanding mandrel is designed to locate and hold thin-walled parts on the ID to avoid distortion during precision machining.
Distortion of Science Has Given Rise to Flawed Policies and Regulations.
For example, Professor Kanovitz argued that the memories of people with the disorder may be distorted, divided among personalities and retrievable only through psychotherapy.
4, Tuesday for what was a night of sizzlingly loud, mostly hard-hitting, distorted Philly psyche-rock.
And worst of all, these militants give fuel and reassurance to homosexuals' enemies, who use the projected distortions to reinforce their bigotry.
Is the White House distorting the scientific aspect of policymaking.
There are plenty of cool looking personal audio options available, but so few are able to provide true studio level sound quality without distorted, out of whack sound balance.
How badly have interest-group politics distorted Obama administration economic policy.
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In science:

Under affine distortion, the vector connecting points x′ i − xi + γij (x′ and x is ri = x′ j − xj ); under nonaffine distortion, the separation is r′ = r + u′ (x′ ) − u′ (x).
Nonaffine Correlations in Random Elastic Media
There are six possible D5d distortions and ten D3d distortions in different directions; transitions between them occur through tunneling which results in a different molecular shape without the rotation of the molecule itself.16 This motion is called pseudorotation.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
Proof of such dynamic distortions has indeed been presented recently by a sophisticated experiment on monoanions produced in a storage ring.17 The D2h distortion can only be realized when an external potential lowers the energy of this distortion.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
The direction of the distortions can be ordered (staggered static Jahn-Teller state) or disordered. (3) Dynamic distortion in preferred directions appearing in an anisotropic crystal field.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
In the case of a D2h distortion this principal axis intercepts two hexagon-hexagon bonds, while in the case of D3d and D5d distortions it goes through the centers of two hexagons and two pentagons, respectively (see Figure 1a).
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
The conversion between equivalent D3d /D5d distortions with the principal axis pointing in different directions could take place by pseudorotation through a pancake-shaped D2h distortion.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
In model (2), the intermediate D2h distortion still leads to too short A–C distances, thus pseudorotation is not possible and the distortion is static.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
The pancake-shaped D2h distortion is present as the most favored distortion of the crystal field and the D3d /D5d distortions are present because they are preferred by the molecular JT effect.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
Although the molecule is not free to take up distortions in any direction, the allowed distortions can convert dynamically among themselves.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
Because of the dominance of the crystal potential in the D2h distortion, this distortion is static.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
Lemma 3 tells us that the expected distortion achieved by using the separation-based scheme is upper bounded by the maximum of two types of distortion.
Optimal Distortion-Power Tradeoffs in Sensor Networks: Gauss-Markov Random Processes
The first distortion is of size N −1 and the size of the second distortion depends on the achievable rate of the channel through θ ′ .
Optimal Distortion-Power Tradeoffs in Sensor Networks: Gauss-Markov Random Processes
First, notice that the eccentricity provides a natural measure of local distortion that equals our original notion of distortion as the ratio of the upper and lower limits of |f (x) − f (x0 )|/|x − x0 | as x approaches x0 from different directions.
Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields on the plane
Fig. 2, indicative of surviving uncorrelated distortions among an “undoped” fraction of Fe-sites, even as longrange distortion melts with doping.
Normal State Correlated Electronic Structure of Iron Pnictides
The decoder attempts to reconstruct U that is within distortion D of X as specified by some additive distortion measure d : X × U → R+ .
Distributed Source Coding using Abelian Group Codes
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