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Example sentences from the Web for convulsion
In the huddled land of what Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tellingly termed the “haves” and “have-nots,” Britain in the early ’80s was experiencing tectonic convulsions of economic disorder.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It underscores how complicated this case—this social convulsion—ultimately is.Hoodies, Trayvon Martin, and America’s Racial Fears|Robin Givhan|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Reconciliations are handled glancingly, if at all; the family simply continues, settling into new patterns after each convulsion.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’|Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She had done with little things, and Isabel, with young curiosity, wondered in what convulsion the last of them had gone down.
Uttering these words, the good lady pointed distractedly to the cupboard, and underwent a convulsion from internal spasms.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
It has been claimed that a shot would break the tube and end the little convulsion.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
When the launch was under way Isabel told Gwynne of the blue flames that had danced over the marsh during the convulsion.
What he dreaded was the spasm of dying—the convulsion that was to snap the thousand silver strings in the harp of life.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for convulsion
Derived forms of convulsionconvulsionary, adjective
Medical definitions for convulsion
Cultural definitions for convulsion
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.