Here was clearly a case of aberration in a christened child which demanded severe treatment; but Silas, overcome with convulsive
joy at finding his treasure again, could do nothing but snatch her up, and cover her with half-sobbing kisses.
Her half cajoling, half mocking air, and her ready smile, were difficult to confront with severity; and Miss Wilson knew it; for she would not look at her even when attracted by a convulsive
start and an angry side glance from Miss Lindsay, who had just been indented between the ribs by a finger tip.
trembling rose from her feet to her heart.
He sprang to it, and then paused, and laid his hand upon his heart: I could hear his teeth grate with the convulsive
action of his jaws; and his face was so ghastly to see that I grew alarmed both for his life and reason.
The attitude of the four sailors was frightful, distorted as they were by their convulsive
movements, whilst making a last effort to free themselves from the cords that bound them to the vessel.
The pulmonary distress caused by the denser atmosphere and greater gravitational attraction was only too evident in the convulsive
movements of the outer skin.
At such minutes there used to be a convulsive
twinge at my heart, and I used to feel hot all down my back at the mere thought of the wretchedness of my attire, of the wretchedness and abjectness of my little scurrying figure.
D'Artagnan grew pale, and a convulsive
trembling shook all his limbs.
Mercedes looked pleased and gratified, while Fernand grasped the handle of his knife with a convulsive
The line fell slowly forward like a toppling wall, and, with a convulsive
gasp that was intended for a cheer, the regiment began its journey.
But in his most convulsive
struggles, and in the wildest vagaries of his intellect, when no other thought retained its sober influence, he still showed an awful solicitude lest the black veil should slip aside.
Europe adjusts itself to a fait accompli, and so does an individual character--until the placid adjustment is disturbed by a convulsive