convulse with (something)

(redirected from convulsed with)

convulse with (something)

To shake or seize with something (such as a physical display of emotion). The wife of the victim convulsed with sobs at his funeral. After being outside in the snow for so long, Cathy started convulsing with shivers.
See also: convulse

convulse someone with something

to cause someone to quake or jerk because of pain or emotion. (Can be physical or figurative; see examples.) He convulsed with abdominal pain from something he ate. The audience was convulsed with laughter.
See also: convulse
References in classic literature ?
My hair was bristling, and I was convulsed with a fierce, unreasoning rage.
When a thing was funny we were convulsed with appreciation of it, and the simplest, crudest things were funny to us.
How the hearts of all of you convulsed with delight and wickedness, because ye had at last become again like little children--namely, pious,--
Tess was convulsed with weeping, the tension of so many days having relaxed at last.
Just as I was beginning to hope that the mate would come out calmer, for I heard him knocking away at something in the hold, and work is good for him, there came up the hatchway a sudden, startled scream, which made my blood run cold, and up on the deck he came as if shot from a gun, a raging madman, with his eyes rolling and his face convulsed with fear.
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
Panting--her face convulsed with rage, La sprang to her feet.
Meanwhile the Muslim world is convulsed with violence and in the West, Muslims are treated with suspicion.
Like several other Muslim nations, Pakistan has been convulsed with rioting in recent weeks, much of it supposedly triggered by the publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed.
Martha Castro knew the doctors were trying to relay vital information about her infant daughter, whose tiny body regularly convulsed with violent seizures.
It is 1966, you haven't even been born yet (I'm not bitter, just a little wistful), and Barney Frank is holding forth in the Winthrop House dining hall--he is a tutor, we are students--and we are alternately convulsed with laughter (no one is funnier) and challenged (no one is less tolerant of flawed logic).
Then when you get into the maternity ward you find all the doctors and nurses glassy-eyed with booze and convulsed with laughter as they play darts with the pethidine syringes against the noticeboard and try to stitch you up using Silly String.
SONGWRITER Phil Coulter sang of The Town I Loved So Well while Derry was convulsed with violence during the Troubles.
In the words of Bob Dylan, change was "blowing in the wind" of an America convulsed with all kinds of rights issues.
Prince Charles brought the body of Diana, Princess of Wales, home Sunday night to a nation convulsed with grief over her death in a high-speed car crash in Paris early Sunday.