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spasmodic
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Tom Slattery owned no slaves, and he and his two oldest boys spasmodically worked their few acres of cotton, while the wife and younger children tended what was supposed to be a vegetable garden.
  • She heard her own breath pass from loud evenness to spasmodic sobbing but her eyes were dry and burning as though there would never be tears in them again.
  • Prissy picked lazily, spasmodically, complaining of her feet, her back, her internal miseries, her complete weariness, until her mother took a cotton stalk to her and whipped her until she screamed.

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  • —I wonder if your eyes and ears ever make anything save spasmodic contact with your brain.
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  • 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

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