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He watched her, saw the little body heave down its entire length, noted the small convulsive movements of it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The man roared furiously, and gave a convulsive heave that almost upset myself and the big chair, and disengaged the key!
Pale as a ghost, her fingers intertwined in a convulsive grip, she knelt by her cousin's bed and told her shameful story.
Every third day his convulsive tremblings, his dejection, his fits of wandering, seemed to indicate the approach of dissolution.
He sat on a low stool, his face buried in his hands, breaking the stillness every now and then with his convulsive sobs.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
Imagine his agony at the sight of his mother,—pale, inanimate, and from time to time writhing under a convulsive chill.
The orphan drew himself up and clutched his flute in a kind of convulsive indignation.
Every few seconds one of them gives a convulsive little jump as if suffering from nightmare, and the pile is never still.
Fearing, nevertheless, some convulsive return of his agony, he recoiled to avoid the reach of the dreaded tentacles.
Having made its way to the opposite side, after several convulsive struggles, it turned over and died.

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