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Origin of paroxysm
OTHER WORDS FROM paroxysmpar·ox·ys·mal [par-uhk-siz-muhl, puh-rok‐] /ˌpær əkˈsɪz məl, pəˌrɒk‐/ par·ox·ys·mic [par-uhk-siz-mik, puh-rok‐] /ˌpær əkˈsɪz mɪk, pəˌrɒk‐/ adjectivehy·per·par·ox·ysm, noun
Words nearby paroxysm
Example sentences from the Web for paroxysm
The current global paroxysm is intense and alarming, but it is a tremor not an earthquake.
In a paroxysm of rage and fear, he gave the final order, and the Well of Cawnpore thereby attained its ghastly immortality.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Pincher, who followed close at her heels, gave an ominous growl, and burst off into a fresh paroxysm of barking.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
When about eight years old, in a paroxysm of ferocious hate, she pushed her brother Charles into the Bievre, where he was drowned.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for paroxysm
- a sudden attack or recurrence of a disease
- any fit or convulsion