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spasmodic
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

3 uses
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Definition
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;
or: occurring in spells and often abruptly
  • "Oh," observed Madame de Villefort, "it must be an admirable anti-spasmodic."
    Chapters 51-52 (95% in)
  • Ali turned his intelligent countenance towards the boy, on whom he gazed without any apparent emotion; but the spasmodic working of the nostrils showed to the practiced eye of Monte Cristo that the Arab had been wounded to the heart.
    Chapters 47-48 (43% in)
  • In the meanwhile, as the thing is difficult to find in France, and your abbe is not probably disposed to make a journey to Paris on my account, I must continue to use Monsieur Planche's anti-spasmodics; and mint and Hoffman's drops are among my favorite remedies.
    Chapters 51-52 (96% in)

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