convulsively convulsively

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with convulsions, in a convulsive way

Usage(s):

  1. The guards arrived in time to find the young bandit writhing convulsively on his bunk.
  2. As he mounted the rostrum, his eyes swam, overflowed, and he shook convulsively with great, heartrending sobs, completely overcome.
  3. Popular sentiment had been convulsively aroused.

Quotes

  1. "We must not look convulsively for advantages, because they don't exist," Hickersberger said. "Germany is by miles the favorite to beat us, we have only become a little less of an underdog than we were prior to the tournament."
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Josef Hickersberger Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Then, when he saw Johansson unconscious on the floor, his left leg quivering convulsively, he had quit hating him and had resolved never to hate again," AJ Liebling wrote in the New Yorker in 1963. "This was good Dostoevski, but not...
    on May 15, 2006 By: AJ Liebling Source: Wall Street Journal

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