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 Meanings and Examples of SPASM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
spasm
 n.  involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
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.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  A spasm made the ribs contract; blood oozed.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
3  not the occasional spasm of any sort.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  The agony of those contorted limbs struck me with a spasm of pain and blurred my eyes with tears.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
5  Finally, on the top corridor, which ran outside three untenanted bedrooms, he again was seized with a spasm of merriment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
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.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  The child stopped for an instant, had a spasm of fright and began to scream.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
9  A spasm of rage gripped his throat for a few moments and then passed, leaving after it a sharp sensation of thirst.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In COUNTERPARTS
10  The elder woman grew pale beneath the coarse powder that daubed her cheeks, and her dry lips twitched with a spasm of pain.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
12  As I spoke he gave my wrist a convulsive grip; the smile on his lips froze: apparently a spasm caught his breath.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
13  That bloodless lip quivered to a temporary spasm.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
15  Danglars felt a dreadful spasm dart through his heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 116. The Pardon.
Example Sentence:
1  And then a spasm constricted her mouth for an instant: as it passed away she turned and left the room, and so did I.
2  A muscular spasm in the coronary artery can cause a heart attack.