Examples from the Web for convulsive
In the throes of its convulsive Cultural Revolution, with exactly one ambassador permitted overseas, Beijing was totally isolated.Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later|Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Richard Nixon won big in 1972, for instance, at a time of deep and convulsive national unhappiness.
The sixth was small and dark, with nervous, convulsive movements.The Forged Coupon and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoy
I caught sight of the convulsive clasp with which she drew to her breast the tiny bundle she held; then darkness fell again.Room Number 3|Anna Katharine Green
Hayward bowed his head, while a convulsive tremor shook his frame.The Border Spy|Lieut. Col. Hazeltine
There was a groan—a smothered cry—a wild and convulsive movement among the sleeping Indians; and all again was silent.John Greenleaf Whittier|W. Sloane Kennedy
McCarthy, proud as the Old Guard, sat smoking on; only one leg was drawn up under the other in a tense, convulsive way.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson