Sentence Examples


  • He created many of the medical terms we use today, such as acute, chronic, endemic, epidemic, paroxysm, and relapse.
  • In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.
  • All the demoniacal force of the man masked behind that listless manner burst out in a paroxysm of energy.
  • His paroxysm of rage over, he went on his way without once looking back.
  • The Rat, astonished and dismayed at the violence of Mole 's paroxysm of grief, did not dare to speak for a while.

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