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  • The invasion of Afghanistan was never in question given the galvanic effect of the terrorist attacks.
  • A lie detector measures galvanic skin response.
  • a galvanic performance
  • a galvanic cell

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  • a galvanic battery
  • Reactionary grumblings are more like galvanic twitching of the dead than a basis of an uprising.
  • There are fourteen water-mills, six steam-engines, and a galvanic battery
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • A nice thing for the Circlers, especially those like you who might have occasionally stressful jobs, is that it measures galvanic skin response, which allows you to know when you’re amped or anxious.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Not only for its galvanic properties, but because pieces of sky-iron like this often had rare metals mingled with the iron.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was as though he had received a galvanic shock.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • The President switched off the music and, with the final note of the final stanza, there was absolute silence–the silence of stretched expectancy, quivering and creeping with a galvanic life.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The draught produced a galvanic effect, a violent trembling pervaded the old man’s limbs, his eyes opened until it was fearful to gaze upon them, he heaved a sigh which resembled a shriek, and then his convulsed body returned gradually to its former immobility, the eyes remaining open.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Don’t be galvanic, sir!’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • As we raised a cry of victory, Jack, desirous of a share in the glory of conquest, ran close to the creature, firing his pistol into its side, when he was sent sprawling over and over by a movement of its tail, excited to a last galvanic effort by the shot.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • ’There are fourteen water-mills, six steam-engines, and a galvanic battery, always a-working upon it, and they can’t make it fast enough, though the men work so hard that they die off, and the widows is pensioned directly, with twenty pound a-year for each of the children, and a premium of fifty for twins.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Words cannot describe the effects produced by our galvanic rays on these huge, whimsically sculpted blocks, whose every angle, ridge, and facet gave off a different glow depending on the nature of the veins running inside the ice.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The haste, and, as it were, the galvanic impulse of the movement, were really quite startling.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Dobbs was almost as bad as Orr, who seemed happy as an undersized, grinning lark with his deranged and galvanic giggle and shivering warped buck teeth and who was sent along for a rest leave with Milo and Yossarian on the trip to Cairo for eggs when Milo bought cotton instead and took off at dawn for Istanbul with his plane packed to the gun turrets with exotic spiders and unripened red bananas.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His back—which formed one of the most galvanic contours in the flagraising photograph—now lay limp and exposed to the setting sun.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • At first they wore the aspect of charity, and seemed white and slender angels who would save me; but then, all at once, there came a most deadly nausea over my spirit, and I felt every fibre in my frame thrill as if I had touched the wire of a galvanic battery, while the angel forms became meaningless spectres, with heads of flame, and I saw that from them there would be no help.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • It happened when he was studying in Paris, and just at the time when, over and above his other work, he was occupied with some galvanic experiments.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …occupied all the space between the two windows; on the walls hung Turkish firearms, whips, a sabre, two maps, some anatomical diagrams, a portrait of Hoffland, a monogram woven in hair in a blackened frame, and a diploma under glass; a leather sofa, torn and worn into hollows in parts, was placed between two huge cupboards of birch-wood; on the shelves books, boxes, stuffed birds, jars, and phials were huddled together in confusion; in one corner stood a broken galvanic battery.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Lydia Sessions started galvanically.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • There was; it heaved itself out of the water in endless, galvanic convulsions.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Reich shook with galvanic spasms that forced him to release the girl.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Dead slizzard legs are made to jump with galvanic currents.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The twins lay face-to-face, feeling the basin’s galvanic touch against their skin.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • One day in 1874 a man walked into their office and in a single galvanic moment changed their lives.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Now Usha is struggling to make ends meet, but she is the galvanic new boss of Kasturba Nagar, the heroine of the slum.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • From a mail-order house she ordered a battery-operated galvanic device which applied the stimulation of low-voltage electrical current to his paralyzed limbs.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • There can be no doubt that the entire atmosphere is saturated with electric fluid; I am myself wholly impregnated; my hairs literally stand on end as if under the influence of a galvanic battery.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Quick jerks as of galvanic shocks disclosed under the flat coverlet the outlines of meagre and agitated legs; he let go my shoulder and reached after something in the air; his body trembled tensely like a released harp-string; and while I looked down, the spectral horror in him broke through his glassy gaze.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It was the pregnancy of solemn admonition in the singular, low, hissing utterance; and, above all, it was the character, the tone, the key, of those few, simple, and familiar, yet whispered syllables, which came with a thousand thronging memories of bygone days, and struck upon my soul with the shock of a galvanic battery.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Once in a while there’s someone…someone like you…and then the only thing that convinces is galvanic contact."
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • It was as potent, and perhaps endowed with the same kind of efficacy, as a galvanic ring!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • "It’s a type of galvanic force," I said, then hesitated.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He shook with galvanic spasms that forced him to release the girl.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • The old man sat up erect, pallid, and like a corpse which rises under the influence of a galvanic shock.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And there are plenty of animals that can create enough galvanic force for a spark.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Ooh-ah!" the stereoscopic lips came together again, and once more the facial erogenous zones of the six thousand spectators in the Alhambra tingled with almost intolerable galvanic pleasure.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale
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