spasm


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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

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faintly murmured Fernand, but the word seemed to die away on his pale agitated lips, and a convulsive spasm passed over his countenance.
Miss Mary applied herself to the mouth of the kettle, and between indraws of steam said: "The spasm came on just now, while I was asleep.
The agony of those contorted limbs struck me with a spasm of pain and blurred my eyes with tears.
For a spasm Flambeau saw the fierce, red-brown eyes dancing, then they were covered with a pair of blue spectacles.
A spasm of anguish shot through her, and she returned him no answer.
It's the way your father begun, and I was warned of it when I took you, and I tried to keep my things where you couldn't get at 'em-and now you've took from me the one I cared for most of all-" She broke off in a short spasm of sobs that passed and left her more than ever like a shape of stone.
The company was due at Marvis Bay on the following evening for the last spasm of rehearsals.
SHE is insane," muttered the prince, suddenly recollecting all that had passed, with a spasm of pain at his heart.
There was a gurgling in his throat - a little spasm as he choked, and released his lips for a moment.
Out of the horizontal, he sank down and under, coming up with a new spasm of strangling.
A spasm of inner pain showed the shadow of its mysterious passage, outwardly on his face.
Overwhelmed by a spasm of drunken adoration, he drew two or three bills from his pocket, and, with the trembling fingers of an offering priest, laid them on the table before the woman.
This made him rather low in his mind, and his cousins exerted themselves to cheer him up, especially one afternoon when a spasm of devotion seemed to seize them all.
These jerking movements were in unison with the recurrent spasms that attacked the throat, each spasm severer and more intense than the preceding one.
A faint tinge of color showed itself on her livid cheeks; a momentary spasm of pain stirred her deathlike face.