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Definition of Convulsiveness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Convulsiveness
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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"Where is the seat of convulsiveness? Is sobbing the climax of the cry? (4) Where and what are the first signs of alleviation ? Describe stages of recovery, ..."
2. Modern Studies by Oliver Elton (1907)
"... a strain, an Etna-like convulsiveness of language, of which we forget the formal imperfections, because it must be the reflex of some for ever unknown ..."
3. The Life and Work of St. Paul by Frederic William Farrar (1902)
"Now that he was most vehemently urged to take this step is clear, and perhaps the extraordinary convulsiveness of his expressions is only due to the memory ..."
4. Tales of the Southern Border by Charles Wilkins Webber (1853)
"said Frank, in the same tone, but with a sort of choked convulsiveness. " What a fool I have been not to suspect this before! How infamously the purest, ..."