convulsion

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Synonyms for convulsion

Synonyms for convulsion

the condition of being physically agitated

a momentous or sweeping change

a condition of anguished struggle and disorder

Synonyms for convulsion

a sudden uncontrollable attack

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violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

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This is because, in great convulsions of nature, at three different times, masses of the earth-- whole ranges of mountains, probably--have flown off into space, thus lessening the diameter of the earth, and changing the exact locality of its centre by a point or two.
The convulsions were of a violence terrible to behold.
She had been so wearied out, before that, by the convulsions, that she never stirred hand or foot, or spoke a word to anybody.
Poverty ordinarily causes no such sensations to those who are conscious of possessing advantages of an order superior to wealth, and surely a well-educated, well-born, virtuous girl need not have blushed because estates were torn from her parents by a political convulsion that had overturned an ancient and powerful throne.
He started up from his chair and stood for a single minute with a sense of violent convulsion in his whole frame, as if the life were going out of him with horrible throbs; but the next minute he had rushed out of the room, still clutching the letter--he was hurrying along the corridor, and down the stairs into the hall.
The surface seemed very much broken as though by a convulsion of nature.
She raised her large, staring eyes to the magistrate, and replied, as though mechanically, without convulsion or agitation,--
For several minutes the two lay thus, and then a sudden convulsion of the giant carcass at the man's side, a tremor, and a stiffening brought Tarzan to his knees beside the crocodile.
I had a vague belief that he was suffering from a fit, or some form of convulsion.
We may imagine that stream of white lava had flowed from many parts of the mountain into the lower country, and that when solidified they had bee rent by some enormous convulsion into myriads of fragments.
Or, with more probability, that there existed formerly a part of the same range more elevated than the poin on which this monument of a great convulsion of nature no lies.
The furniture was chipped and bruised; the couch, distorted by bursting springs, seemed a horrible monster that had been slain during the stress of some grotesque convulsion.
But to what did they owe the convulsion and rapture of their transport?
These are called febrile convulsions - otherwise known as fits.
The mosquito-borne disease can cause fever, convulsions and coma and is more likely to kill children than adults.