1 A spasm of pain contorted his features; he threw his hands out in front of him, staggered, and then, with a hoarse cry, fell heavily upon the floor.
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2 A spasm made the ribs contract; blood oozed.
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3 not the occasional spasm of any sort.
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4 The agony of those contorted limbs struck me with a spasm of pain and blurred my eyes with tears.
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5 Finally, on the top corridor, which ran outside three untenanted bedrooms, he again was seized with a spasm of merriment.
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6 His dark, handsome, aquiline features were convulsed into a spasm of vindictive hatred, which had set his dead face in a terribly fiendish expression.
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7 I kept my eyes fixed on Lucy, as did Van Helsing, and we saw a spasm as of rage flit like a shadow over her face; the sharp teeth champed together.
8 The child stopped for an instant, had a spasm of fright and began to scream.
9 A spasm of rage gripped his throat for a few moments and then passed, leaving after it a sharp sensation of thirst.
10 The elder woman grew pale beneath the coarse powder that daubed her cheeks, and her dry lips twitched with a spasm of pain.
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11 A key is thrown in, which unlocks the door, and in a spasm of rapture he tears off his chains and rushes away to find and rescue his lady love.
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12 As I spoke he gave my wrist a convulsive grip; the smile on his lips froze: apparently a spasm caught his breath.
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13 That bloodless lip quivered to a temporary spasm.
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14 He had just expired, with clinched hands, his mouth in a spasm of agony, and his hair on end in the sweat of death.
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15 Danglars felt a dreadful spasm dart through his heart.
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