Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Producing, resulting from, or characterized by convulsions.

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Usage examples "convulsive":

  1. There was a convulsive movement toward a gun on the part of the first man, but the gesture was frozen midway; the second man looked up, gaping, ludicrous in astonishment. - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  2. He started to his feet with a convulsive effort. - "Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession", Benjamin Wood.
  3. Some asserted that they heard his kicks upon the floor, others could only hear convulsive sobs; then all fancied they could distinguish the sounds of a struggle. - "The Bushman Life in a New Country", Edward Wilson Landor.