To better see all uses of the word
The Mill on the Floss
please enable javascript.

Used In
The Mill on the Floss
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Chapter IV A Vanishing Gleam Mr. Tulliver, even between the fits of spasmodic rigidity which had recurred at intervals ever since he had been found fallen from his horse, was usually in so apathetic a condition that the exits and entrances into his room were not felt to be of great importance.
  • Mr. Tulliver, who had begun, in his intervals of consciousness, to manifest an irritability which often appeared to have as a direct effect the recurrence of spasmodic rigidity and insensibility, had lain in this living death throughout the critical hours when the noise of the sale came nearest to his chamber.

  • There are no more uses of "spasmodic" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • —I wonder if your eyes and ears ever make anything save spasmodic contact with your brain.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She sits and her cane flexes against the gravel and the boy clicks his buttons in spasmodic flurries.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading