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Synonyms for convulsive

affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions

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resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

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Three times the outstretched arms shot up convulsively, waving grotesque, stiff-fingered hands in the air.
It was the boy's knife which eventually decided the battle, and as the fierce feline shuddered convulsively and rolled over upon its side the youth and the ape rose and faced one another across the prostrate carcass.
He moved convulsively, and as he did so, said, "I'll be quiet, Doctor.
My strength was exhausted; my fingers stiffened; my hand afforded me support no longer; my mouth, convulsively opening, filled with salt water.
Sir Francis's heart throbbed; and, convulsively seizing Mr.
The Time Traveller pushed his glass towards the Silent Man and rang it with his fingernail; at which the Silent Man, who had been staring at his face, started convulsively, and poured him wine.
The whole creature heaved and pulsated convulsively.
When I began calling myself a scoundrel and a blackguard and my tears flowed (the tirade was accompanied throughout by tears) her whole face worked convulsively.
I found my knife where I had placed it, under my pillow, and while feigning to sleep, my hand grasped the handle of it convulsively.
murmured the old man, clasping Edmond's hand convulsively -- "adieu
Every one marvelled at the way in which these things had been done in gold, the dog looking at the fawn, and strangling it, while the fawn was struggling convulsively to escape.
He pulled at it and, wrench- ing it free, swung up its red brilliancy with a mad cry of exultation even as the color bearer, gasping, lurched over in a final throe and, stiff- ening convulsively, turned his dead face to the ground.
How ardently, how convulsively I would seem to be embracing my mother
The queen stretched out her hand, seized the ring, pressed it convulsively to her lips -- and without being able to breathe a sigh, to give vent to a sob, she extended her arms, became deadly pale, and fell senseless in the arms of her attendants and her daughter.
When Hetty had caught sight of the vast crowd in the distance, she had clutched Dinah convulsively.