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Synonyms for jerkily

with spasms

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The words come out jerkily, and there is something queer about the look of him.
Fernanda flew into a rage, and the parrot moved jerkily along his perch.
To an outside observer, we would seem to move jerkily through time, moving irrationally from ultra-fast-forward to ultra-slow-mo and back again as we quite literally rode the gravitational waves.
The other works are He Searches for the Contrary of Saved, in which a voice narrates stage directions for actors rehearsing Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and scenes appear jerkily on the screen, and Kodak's Wrattan Filters System, a set of seven images of overlapping coloured filters, representing the history of photography.
If the final position is reached, the voltage is switched off and the gripper goes back to the starting position jerkily without moving the screw.
kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one's spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse's neck and head would be already gone.
Later, he roams jerkily and wide-eyed like a child as he yearns to take control of his own destiny in the way he believes real humans do.
Stingray, the 1960s Gerry Anderson series, was populated by unconvincing puppets moved jerkily by an unseen hand.
As we sat and talked after our six-mile round-trip drive--it cost $19 pre-tip--some of those drivers lurched jerkily closer to him on his app while others slid further away.
Sullivan in a title fight and he quartered jerkily, spastically around, trying to find and focus on whoever had attacked him with a sledge hammer.
And with machine intelligence in control, we won't abuse our cars by riding their brakes or jerkily accelerating and decelerating.
Meister's work in this volume is compact, dark, and somewhat claustrophobic, like Paul Celan's (his inevitable comparison), but where Celan's poetry feels like a jack-in-the-box in its shocking bursts of energy, Meister's feels like a Jacob's ladder, infinitely and jerkily twisting in on itself.
Just think of all that footage of the besuited Shaikh Ali Salman, "snudging" where every cameraman can see him, mobile phone to his ear, manquA that he is - index finger jerkily hectoring another poor disciple at the other end of the call.
without any emotion regarding what had happened, any terror at the proximity of death, I spent a long while staring at my toes, which I was moving jerkily back and forth, with the gestures of a marionette .
Ashkenazy, diminutive and jerkily hyperactive (his conducting technique, quite the reverse of the austere Pierre Boulez, will never be a rolemodel), drew from what appears to be a rejuvenated Philharmonia both a remarkable depth of sonority and well-pointed athleticism.