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paroxysm
 n.  sudden outburst of emotion or action; sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  I am seized with a terrible, perhaps mortal illness; I can feel that the paroxysm is fast approaching.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
2  And then, falling upon the chair nearest the door, she burst into a paroxysm of sobs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
3  Beauchamp, who had watched with sincere pity the young man's paroxysm of grief, approached him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
4  Villefort rose, half ashamed of being surprised in such a paroxysm of grief.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 103. Maximilian.
5  And, in her first paroxysm of terror, she had raised herself from the sofa, in the next, stronger very likely than the other, she fell down again on the cushions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
6  Then suddenly he slapped his thigh in a paroxysm of amusement.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
7  Hilda became more angry at every reply, angry as her mother used to be, in a kind of paroxysm.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  In a paroxysm of fear, the boy closed the book, and thrust it from him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  To hear a hound upon the moor would not work a hard man like this convict into such a paroxysm of terror that he would risk recapture by screaming wildly for help.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
10  All the demoniacal force of the man masked behind that listless manner burst out in a paroxysm of energy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
11  I never saw a lunatic in such a paroxysm of rage before; and I hope I shall not again.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
12  The attendant tells me that his screams whilst in the paroxysm were really appalling; I found my hands full when I got in, attending to some of the other patients who were frightened by him.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  The child, hearing its mother's voice, broke out into a paroxysm of sobbing.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
14  He listened while the paroxysm of the child's sobbing grew less and less; and tears of remorse started to his eyes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
15  As soon as this volume began to circulate, Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt fell into a state of coma, arising either from sleep or a rheumatic paroxysm.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
Example Sentence:
1  But there was something decidedly strange in the paroxysm of emotion which had suddenly seized him when he was in the act of expressing the present contentment of his mood
2  When he heard of his son's misdeeds, he was seized by a paroxysm of rage.