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Sample sentences for the GRE study word convulsion

convulsion can be used as a noun

1.In the last convulsion twitching. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
2.I know it is ignoble a mere fever of the flesh not, I declare, the convulsion of the soul. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.Uttering these words, the good lady pointed, distractedly, to the cupboard, and underwent a convulsion from internal spasms. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.There was a sudden jerk, a terrific convulsion of the limbs and there he hung, with the open knife clenched in his stiffening hand. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6.A final convulsion lifted her from the bed, until she appeared to rest upon her head and her heels, with her body arched in an extraordinary manner. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
7.Then I rose up on my curtainless bed, trembling and quivering and then the still, dark night witnessed the convulsion of despair, and heard the burst of passion. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.But to what did they owe the convulsion and rapture of their transport To their body and this earth. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9.A battle like the one which we are engaged in describing is nothing else than a convulsion towards the ideal. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
10."The convulsions were of a peculiar violence, Dr. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
11.The convulsions were of a violence terrible to behold. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
12.Most of the company rolled upon the floor in convulsions of laughter. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
13.In strong convulsions panting on the sand. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
14.even when history witnesses that vast convulsions have rent an. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
15.It now writhed in convulsions of pain, and was a forcible type, in its little frame, of the moral agony which Hester Prynne had borne throughout the day. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
16.Yea, I would that the earth shook with convulsions when a saint and a goose mate with one another. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
17.When the last convulsions of the body, which the spirit was leaving, occurred, Princess Mary and Natasha were present. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
18.Thus we hear of terrible giants hurling rocks, upheaving mountains, and raising earthquakes which engulf whole armies these ideas, however, may be accounted for by the awful convulsions of nature, which were in operation in pre-historic times. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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