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spasmodic
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;
or: occurring in spells and often abruptly
  • 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.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- A Vanishing Gleam (1% in)
  • 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.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (2% in)

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