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  • r  with convulsions, in a convulsive way
    her leg twitched convulsively

  • The Japanese, after centuries of isolation, opened themselves convulsively in the Meiji to "civilization and enlightenment," to technologies as alien to their previous way of being .
  • The guards arrived in time to find the young bandit writhing convulsively on his bunk.
  • For I had determined that wit needed to explode, not simmer, and that a good joke was one so convulsively head-turning that it sent you to the hospital for swiveling .

  • Josef Hickersberger in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • AJ Liebling in Wall Street Journal
    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...

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