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Origin of paroxysm
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Example sentences from the Web for paroxysm
He burst into a paroxysm of self-applausive mirth over his joke, in which a couple of satellites near at hand joined.Little Miss Grouch|Samuel Hopkins Adams
He started to his feet in a paroxysm of indignation, which revealed his character to Pedgift Junior in an entirely new light.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
But there is no means of learning when the paroxysm commenced.Brood of the Witch-Queen|Sax Rohmer
The unhappy man threw himself into a chair in a paroxysm of frenzied agony.
They secured him until the paroxysm had spent itself, when they conveyed him to a neighbouring shanty.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1|John Charles Dent
British Dictionary definitions for paroxysm
- a sudden attack or recurrence of a disease
- any fit or convulsion