Thesaurus / convulsion
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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-POPMINA TAVAKOLINOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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 HISTORYNATHANIEL 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 HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
At once the underground convulsion ceased, and the shrill whistling died away in the distance.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
At that fatal sign Christophe's brows contracted, his forehead worked with nervous convulsion, as he prepared himself to suffer.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Then it spun around in a frantic convulsion, and in a moment lay dead on its back, its tiny fed tongue protruding, its paws rigid.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
Out of one convulsion into another went the child that night: but in a few days it was better; thought to be getting well.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
WORDS RELATED TO CONVULSION
- mob rule
- reign of terror
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