Origin of spasm
Examples from the Web for spasm
A spasm of computer trouble yesterday delayed finishing some thoughts on Mitt Romney's USA Today op-ed about social safety nets.
For three straight days, a spasm of violence has gripped Cairo, leaving 13 people dead and scores wounded.
Essentially, this is no more than a spasm of mindless and brutal high summer destruction.
A spasm of pain shot through Chick's torso; he could feel his bones giving way.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
Again that spasm of something crossed the man's face; but this time, when he spoke, his voice was low and very sad.Pollyanna|Eleanor H. Porter
His will seemed to be broken by the violence of its own spasm.The Captain of the Janizaries|James M. Ludlow
Schapiro has reported a case of expiratory "spasm" due to contraction of the buccinators.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
"It's nothing," murmured Dick gamely, though as he spoke a spasm of pain shot through him.Dick Hamilton's Football Team|Howard R. Garis