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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tortuous

tortuous can be used as a adj

1.So varied hee, and of his tortuous Train. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.The two men went along some tortuous passages and up a dark staircase and came to a secluded room where one of the stewards was uncorking bottles for a few gentlemen. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.The pit was still in darkness the mighty engines, so great and wonderful in their power and complexity, so unearthly in their tortuous forms, rose weird and vague and strange out of the shadows towards the light. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
4.Having reached the summit of his vengeance by a long and tortuous path, he saw an abyss of doubt yawning before him. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.In this manner Cosette traversed the labyrinth of tortuous and deserted streets which terminate in the village of Montfermeil on the side of Chelles. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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