Richard Nixon won big in 1972, for instance, at a time of deep and convulsive national unhappiness.
In the throes of its convulsive Cultural Revolution, with exactly one ambassador permitted overseas, Beijing was totally isolated.
Dead so completely that not even a convulsive tremor passed through his body.
"And I am close to my father's house," added Emily, with convulsive emotion.
But as he laughed he also sobbed, with a low, irrepressible, convulsive movement in his throat.
The agony was such that the poor boy could not refrain from loud shrieks, and he was thrown into the most convulsive contortions.
convulsive struggles it might make, but they were only death-throes.
He appeared to have the convulsive strength of a man in an epileptic fit.
Then it ate it, very much as a man might eat an apple, without regard to the convulsive writhings of its victim.
Then, with a convulsive twitch of his thumb, he closed the firing circuit.
convulsive con·vul·sive (kən-vŭl'sĭv)
Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.
Having or producing convulsions.