CONVULSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONVULSION
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convulsion
 n.  unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
Classic Sentence: (121 in 9 pages)
1  Thenardier seized the letter with a sort of feverish convulsion.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
2  Logic is mingled with convulsion, and the thread of the syllogism floats, without breaking, in the mournful storm of thought.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III—THE EXTREME EDGE
3  A battle like the one which we are engaged in describing is nothing else than a convulsion towards the ideal.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
4  A slight shock, the dull noise of three balls which penetrated the flesh, a last cry, a convulsion of agony, proved to d'Artagnan that the would-be assassin had saved his life.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
5  Again the shiver went through him, like a convulsion, and she laid her arm round his shoulder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  There was a sudden jerk, a terrific convulsion of the limbs; and there he hung, with the open knife clenched in his stiffening hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
7  I saw the old man throw up his arms, a terrible convulsion passed over his grim face, and he fell back in his chair.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
8  Mary gave him a brand-new "Barlow" knife worth twelve and a half cents; and the convulsion of delight that swept his system shook him to his foundations.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  A violent convulsion attacked the old man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
10  Then I rose up on my curtainless bed, trembling and quivering; and then the still, dark night witnessed the convulsion of despair, and heard the burst of passion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
11  I know it is ignoble: a mere fever of the flesh: not, I declare, the convulsion of the soul.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
12  After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
13  Instead of continuing its discontented growls, or manifesting any further signs of anger, the whole of its shaggy body shook violently, as if agitated by some strange internal convulsion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
14  At the washstand a convulsion seized him within; and, clasping his cold forehead wildly, he vomited profusely in agony.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  He certainly did add 'spirit' to the meetings, and 'a tone' to the paper, for his orations convulsed his hearers and his contributions were excellent, being patriotic, classical, comical, or dramatic, but never sentimental.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Example Sentence:
1  The whole world was convulsed over the passing away of the great man.
2  Olivia's face convulsed in a series of twitches.
3  The child reacted to the drug by going into convulsions.
4  The patient lost consciousness and went into convulsions.