1 Thenardier seized the letter with a sort of feverish convulsion.
2 Logic is mingled with convulsion, and the thread of the syllogism floats, without breaking, in the mournful storm of thought.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor HugoContext Highlight 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 5 By Victor HugoContext Highlight 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 DumasContext Highlight 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.
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.
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 DoyleContext Highlight 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.
9 A violent convulsion attacked the old man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight 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.
11 I know it is ignoble: a mere fever of the flesh: not, I declare, the convulsion of the soul.
12 After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight 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.
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14 At the washstand a convulsion seized him within; and, clasping his cold forehead wildly, he vomited profusely in agony.
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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.