The roof was the soundest part, though a good deal warped and made brittle by the sun.
This was not the only occasion on which Lanfranc allowed his judgment to be warped by considerations of expediency.
Yet, whilst such latent postulates warped his view of things, they did not entirely determine his method.
Astute in small matters, he had no breadth of view or foresight; his policy was continually warped by his passions or caprices; he flaunted vices of the most sordid kind with a cynical indifference to public opinion, and shocked an age which was far from tenderhearted by his ferocity to vanquished enemies.
The king had good intentions, but his mind was warped by Dutch prejudices, and he was ill-advised and acted unadvisedly.