In 2013, Der Spiegel pressed him on his condition: Der Spiegel: Has a ball ever slipped out of your hands because of a tic?
I nervously said something about her shirt being off, and she laughed, and we switched the game to tic Tac Toe.
Elsewhere on this website, Andrew Sullivan has brilliantly designated these convolutions as a “tic of his generation.”
He was asked if he worried that a tic might someday cause him to drop a ball.
A no less characteristic feature of the subject of tic is his impatience.
Of the three kinds of neuralgia, the most common by far is tic, or faceache.
We are not disposed to introduce here a term sacred to the psychologist and to speak of the tic as subconscious.
We who tic are consumed with a desire for the forbidden fruit.
Syntac′tic, -al, pertaining to syntax: according to the rules of syntax.
I suppose it is characteristic of people who tic to be fickle and vacillating.
twitching of a facial muscle, 1822, often a shortening of tic douloureux "severe facial neuralgia," literally "painful twitch" (1800), from French tic "a twitching disease of horses" (early 17c.), of unknown origin. Klein suggests an imitative origin; French etymologists compare it to Italian ticchio "whim, caprice."
A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities. Also called habit spasm.