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Sample sentences for the GRE study word spasmodic

spasmodic can be used as a adj

1.That day by the pond had witnessed its last spasmodic flicker. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.I writhed, and made spasmodic exertions to force open the lid it would not move. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3.'That,' said a very young man, making spasmodic efforts to relight his cigar over the lamp 'that ... - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
4.'But before the balloons, save for spasmodic jumping and the inequalities of the surface, man had no freedom of vertical movement.. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
5.Phillips was seized with one of his spasmodic fits of reform and announced before going home to dinner, that he should expect to find all the scholars in their seats when he returned. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
6.Rochester, on hearing the name, set his teeth he experienced, too, a sort of strong convulsive quiver near to him as I was, I felt the spasmodic movement of fury or despair run through his frame. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7.A continual cascade played at the bows a ceaseless whirling eddy in her wake and, at the slightest motion from within, even but of a little finger, the vibrating, cracking craft canted over her spasmodic gunwale into the sea. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.Nothing disturbed the tranquillity of the Castle, but the occasional tumbling open of John and Miss Skiffins which little doors were a prey to some spasmodic infirmity that made me sympathetically uncomfortable until I got used to it. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.Nora gropes distractedly about, seizes HELMER'S domino, throws it round her, while she says in quick, hoarse, spasmodic whispers. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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