convoluted (part of speech: verb)
- I've watched them dash into the waves after a bird, only to be thrown back, bruised and winded, high up on the ledges of the rock. - "Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North", Fullerton Waldo.
- Rainey managed to shake his head and, with Lund's boughlike arm for support, got to his feet, winded, shaken, aching from his pounding and the crash against the whale. - "A Man to His Mate", J. Allan Dunn.
- Chaucer suffers the interruption with only the mildest of protests, and proceeds to tell instead " a lytel thing in prose," a translation of a French translation of a long- winded moral allegory by an Italian friar- preacher. - "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.