- contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions of the extremities, trunk, and head.
- violent agitation or disturbance; commotion.
- an outburst of great, uncontrollable laughter.
- The tremor intensified until, about halfway through the recitation, he fell to the floor in convulsions, having lost all control of his body, including bladder and bowels, in front of an audience of merciless adolescents.
- Electrocution, convulsion, possession, all of the above, all at once.
- In the huddled land of what Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tellingly termed the “haves” and “have-nots,” Britain in the early ’80s was experiencing tectonic convulsions of economic disorder.
- It underscores how complicated this case—this social convulsion—ultimately is.
- Reconciliations are handled glancingly, if at all; the family simply continues, settling into new patterns after each convulsion.
- She had done with little things, and Isabel, with young curiosity, wondered in what convulsion the last of them had gone down.
- Uttering these words, the good lady pointed distractedly to the cupboard, and underwent a convulsion from internal spasms.
- It has been claimed that a shot would break the tube and end the little convulsion.
- When the launch was under way Isabel told Gwynne of the blue flames that had danced over the marsh during the convulsion.
- What he dreaded was the spasm of dying—the convulsion that was to snap the thousand silver strings in the harp of life.