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
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.
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.
"Good enough" is not good enough anymore, because today's competition is fierce and the industry is convulsed with
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.