epileptic

Part of speech: noun

One affected with epilepsy.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, or affected with, epilepsy.

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Usage examples "epileptic":

  1. Monsieur de Grandville tried the common means of holding out hopes of commutation of the sentence in case of confession; but when he went to see the prisoner and suggest it the latter received him with such furious cries and epileptic contortions, such rage at being powerless to take him by the throat, that he could do nothing. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.
  2. Imagine if you can the life of a woman married to an epileptic. - "London's Underworld", Thomas Holmes.
  3. It still held in full fellowship the radicals who elsewhere had followed their unbridled bent into the strongest emotional vagaries- where excited brethren worked themselves up into epileptic fits, and women whirled themselves about in weird religious ecstasies, like dervishes of the Orient, till they fell headlong in a state of trance. - "The Damnation of Theron Ware", Harold Frederic.