Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of convulsion.

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Examples

  • Barbara Jane is in convulsions and I don't know what to do.

    Further Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Spasm now followed spasm till he was in convulsions, rolling on the floor and yellowing his face and hair in mustard.

    Just Meat

  • Once down and writhing in convulsions, I'd throw a bucket of water over him.

    The Pen

  • Spasm now followed spasm till he was in convulsions, rolling on the floor and yellowing his face in the mustard.

    "Just Meat"

  • Once down and writhing in convulsions, I'd throw a bucket of water on him.

    The "Pen" - Long Days in a County Penitentiary

  • [Page 422] being guided by a noise to the servants 'quarters, I found the kitchen assistant in convulsions, and the rest holding him down.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Aunt Izzie's hair was half pulled down, and Philly was rolling over and over in convulsions of laughter.

    What Katy Did: A Story

  • Children have died in convulsions, in consequence of nursing a mother, while under the influence of violent passion or emotion; and who can tell how much of moral evil may be traced to the states of mind indulged by a mother, while tending the precious little being, who receives everything from her?

    The Mother's Book

  • When I enquired for them, the man to whom I spoke, uttered the word "plague," and fell at my feet in convulsions; he also was infected.

    III.6

  • The first object that she saw was Lady Delacour in convulsions – the street-door was open – the hall was crowded with servants.

    Belinda

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