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How to use spasmodic in a sentence

He gasped a few times, then, gathering strength again, went on with that horrible spasmodic recitation.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A quick impulse that was somewhat spasmodic impelled her fingers to close in a sort of clutch upon his hand.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
All at once I saw my comrade throw his hands up with a spasmodic gesture.
CAMPAIGN PICTURES OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA (1899-1900)A. G. HALES
Very little of that unctuous spasmodic shouting, which used to characterise Wesleyanism, is heard in Lune-street Chapel.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Attempts in this direction were now not infrequent, but were necessarily spasmodic.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
I asked, my voice broken by spasmodic breathing as we toiled onward.
THE RECKONINGROBERT W. CHAMBERS
His literary works hitherto had been spasmodic and lawless effusions, the escapes of a gushing, turbulent youth.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIIJOHN LORD
Then, with one quick flip of his wrist and a sudden spasmodic movement of his gullet, he downed it.
UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
On top of all, he had to bear the spasmodic persecution of the Government instigated by the Church.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPASMODIC

  • abrupt
  • accelerated
  • acute
  • expeditious
  • fast
  • flash
  • fleet
  • hasty
  • headlong
  • hurried
  • immediate
  • impetuous
  • impromptu
  • impulsive
  • out of the blue
  • precipitant
  • precipitate
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • quickened
  • rapid
  • rash
  • rushing
  • spasmodic
  • subito
  • swift
  • unforeseen
  • unusual
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