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tortuous

 [tor´choo-us]
twisted; full of turns and twists.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs), Do not confuse this word with torturous.
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]

tortuous

adjective Referring to a complexly twisted thing; convoluted.

tortuous

adjective Referring to complexly twisted thing. Cf Tortious.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs)
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]
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Pierre (2003) and Tunga's House Bar: A Group of Kids Sitting Around Talking About the End of the World (2004), derive, however obliquely or tortuously, from this countercultural fascination.
The bad news is that it is so tortuously written that extracting the signal from the noise is hard work.
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Good ideas, such as school choice, move tortuously through a hostile political process, while bad ideas, such as treating statistical representativeness as the sine qua non of nondiscrimination, are enshrined in law and practice.
It can never have been easy to map 'landscape, liberty and authority' onto 'poetry, criticism and politics' and the result is not always easy to read: densely cross-referential, often tortuously brilliant in its exposition, the writing is also sometimes diffuse and dizzyingly mobile.
Despite its initial promise, much of this volume is unreliable, out of touch with contemporary commentary, and tortuously presented.
Lienesch shows how parables are tortuously interpreted to rationalize wealth, while passages attacking the rich are glossed over.
Already, master's degrees are occasionally awarded by examination only, a convention that demands student accountability without extracting a tortuously long paper.
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It looks like good business sense, but managing the next stage of the player's development is tortuously tough.