Definitions

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  • adv. In a paroxysmal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a paroxysmal manner; by paroxysms.

Etymologies

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paroxysmal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The table, at which innumerable widows had sat down to canasta, shuddered paroxysmally, causing beakers of chemicals to rattle and sway.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • In order to make the matter perfectly clear, let me say at the very outset that a geyser is simply a volcano from which a quantity of superheated boiling water, saturated with mineral matter, is paroxysmally ejected high into the air.

    A Girl's Ride in Iceland

  • Dypsomania, or an _irresistible_ craving for alcoholic stimulants, occuring very frequently, paroxysmally, and with constant liability to periodical exacerbations, when the craving becomes altogether uncontrollable.

    Grappling with the Monster The Curse and the Cure of Strong Drink

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