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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of convulse.

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Examples

  • Though the weather was cool and the night tempestuous, he had thrown aside his pea-jacket, with most of his disguise, and was sitting ruefully on his blanket, wiping, with one hand, the large drops of sweat from his forehead, and occasionally grasping his throat with the other, with a kind of convulsed mechanical movement.

    The Pilot

  • Its potential arrival on British TV screens, say some observers, could not be more timely: from Cheryl Cole's dramatic firing by The X Factor USA to allegations that this year's Britain's Got Talent had been "fixed" by Simon Cowell's production company, the talent show landscape has become convulsed with spats and rumours of skulduggery.

    The Voice: a kinder, gentler talent show that's sending the BBC and ITV to war

  • I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created.

    Chapter 4

  • With the Arab world convulsed by the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt and with the acute danger that such instability will result in the region lurching even further into Islamic theocratic tyranny, the British Foreign Secretary's response is — to bash Israel.

    Notable

  • Of all the Arab nations convulsed by unrest, Tunisia may stand the best chance to become a democracy.

    As Arab Spring Turns Violent, Democracy Advocates Face Big Challenges

  • Zealous political pundit Pat Robertson observes, "The entire world is being convulsed by a religious struggle ... whether Hubal, the Moon God of Mecca, known as Allah, is supreme, or ... the Judeo-Christian Jehovah God of the Bible is Supreme."

    Ben DeVan: Evangelicals And Muslims Loving God, Each Other, And The World Together?

  • The whole time, convulsed or fainting bodies are taken away by the ambulances.

    Global Voices in English » Rwanda: Fifteen years after the genocide

  • She hit with a thud and water spewed from her mouth as her body convulsed, racked with coughing.

    Healing the Highlander

  • After China announced it would boost key interest rates by a quarter-point, global markets convulsed.

    'QE2': How to Play the Fed's Next Big Move

  • Barreled Into 'Dead Sea' Congress was still convulsed over the Exxon-Valdez oil spill on Dec. 6, 1989, when Shell Oil flashed an announcement that would revolutionize American energy policy: The Anglo-Dutch giant had hit oil — a lot of oil — nearly 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

    An Oil-Thirsty America

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  • Railroad telegraphy shorthand for the phrase "Shipment delivered in good order without exception". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 21, 2013

  • "From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend on reading it."
    - Groucho Marx.

    December 24, 2007