convulsion :

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  • n  a sudden uncontrollable attack
    convulsions of laughter
  • n  violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
  • n  a violent disturbance
    the convulsions of the stock market
  • n  a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

  • Up the coast from Aden, Yemen had its own convulsion.
  • But, says Klein, "the arm was too far in the mouth to remove it," particularly with the shark still in violent convulsion.
  • What has been called "the cheerful insanity of Chicago politics" last fortnight achieved a convulsion that had long been promised.
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  • Asia's Week: Thinking the Unthinkable About China
    China's convulsion? crisis?...continued to dominate Asia's business and financial conversation this week. Why, the gray eminence of London's Financial Times, Martin Wolf, weighed in with his worries. This, even as the spike in inter-bank lending rates eased. The crux of the concerns: Can China make a transition, rather suddenly, from a debt-soaked, investment-driven ...
    July 4, 2013 - Forbes

  • Florentino Perez in AFP
    We have experienced three years of convulsion and improper behaviour at the greatest sports institution in the world,Perez told a news conference. "This club has always been characterised by fairness and generosity. It is a sad period that...
  • Yuichiro Miura in
    In many ways, the regional history includes convulsion and disturbance. It's unfortunate that it has come out in this way again,Mr Miura said.
  • Morrissey in Wall Street Journal
    We want them to feel a sense of urgency and be as brokenhearted over lost people as Paul is in Acts 17 when he sees a city filled with idols and his heart is broken. He has a convulsion of concern for people he knows are going to hell. One of our... Albert Mohler,_Jr.&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH3kRpbczZDqHHE6-UFCuELM-DALQ Florida Baptist Witness Oct 30, 2007 22146 29653 convulsive In the Chicago Tribune, Rick Morrissey begins by telling us about his beloved old basset hound, but then writes that the convulsive reaction to the Vick case has made it obvious we've lost our sense of proportion. Dogs are defenseless, and we...

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