The sob with which she ends alarms him by its kinship to a convulsion.
I had a vague belief that he was suffering from a fit or some form of convulsion.
She seemed about to throw back her hands as though a convulsion was imminent.
The forest fairly rocked under the convulsion of the elements.
There must have been a convulsion indeed, he declared, as ruefully and tenderly he gathered the fragments.
The schooner shook with such a convulsion that I was persuaded she had been split.
He could not have said precisely what it was, but it seemed to be a compromise between fear and convulsion.
It fell with one convulsion on the ground, and gave up the ghost.
And its ichthyolites, if not previously absorbed, were probably destroyed in the convulsion.
A convulsion, the doctor says it was; he said all along he might have them, but I thought he was better.
convulsion con·vul·sion (kən-vŭl'shən)
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
A severe, often violent involuntary contraction of the muscles. Convulsions may be caused by high fevers or poisoning and often accompany such diseases such as epilepsy.