verb (used with object), con·vulsed, con·vuls·ing.
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Origin of convulse
OTHER WORDS FROM convulsecon·vuls·ed·ly, adverbcon·vuls·i·ble, adjectivecon·vuls·i·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·vulsed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for convulsed
The video was filmed before the massive violence that convulsed Kiev this week, but its message is eerily prescient.
At the sound of his name, the man on the floor raised his head and turned a convulsed face to Mr. Wilde.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the country has historically avoided the periodic upheavals that have convulsed regional states like Iraq and Syria.
As I write, Lithuanian politics are convulsed by allegations of vote buying by one of its political parties.
The ballot uncertainty that convulsed the nation after Florida's vote in 2000 could not happen in Mexico or Brazil.
The features of the ex-cook were convulsed with fury; he was in that mad state of rage in which a man has no control over himself.Caught In The Net|Emile Gaboriau
Master Skogan convulsed the bystanders by pretending to be terribly frightened.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff|Robert B. Brough
She could not weep, but her strained nerves quivered, her teeth chattered, her frame was convulsed by the shock.At His Gates, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Her eyes were fixed upon the convulsed face, but she beheld it not: all the concentrated forces of her life flowed into the music.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor
Harold had been convulsed with merriment at Griggs's conception of the extensive scope of my farming operations.The Abandoned Farmer|Sydney Herman Preston