Definition of Deforming:
It is not difficult to trace in it many of the influences which had helped in forming or deforming the mind of the young man of twenty- five, not yet come into possession of his full inheritance of the slowly ripening qualities which were yet to assert their robust independence.- "Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, v1", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edition: 10 Language: English.
Sometimes it was set directly on the highway; sometimes in the middle of a field or on the side of rising ground, and not infrequently on the top of a hill, where it shared without deforming, the natural elevation of the earth.- "Confessions of Boyhood", John Albee.
It might be nearer the mark to call Piranesi- though all such comparisons are thorns in the critical flesh- the Salvator Rosa of architecture, for there is much of Salvator's unbridled violence, fantasy, and genius for deforming the actual that is to be encountered in some of Piranesi's works.- "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.