Richard Nixon won big in 1972, for instance, at a time of deep and convulsive national unhappiness.
In the throes of its convulsive Cultural Revolution, with exactly one ambassador permitted overseas, Beijing was totally isolated.
Dead so completely that not even a convulsive tremor passed through his body.
It never occurred to her that she might be the cause of that convulsive outburst.
But as he laughed he also sobbed, with a low, irrepressible, convulsive movement in his throat.
"Yes," and as the girl replied a convulsive shudder racked her frame.
convulsive struggles it might make, but they were only death-throes.
He had kept Rosa's hand in a convulsive grasp, and he drew her with him into the eye of the world.
Then it ate it, very much as a man might eat an apple, without regard to the convulsive writhings of its victim.
Adams looked at her, and gesticulated shakily at the convulsive figure on the floor.
convulsive con·vul·sive (kən-vŭl'sĭv)
Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.
Having or producing convulsions.