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paroxysm

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1 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • a paroxysm of laughter greeted the pratfall

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2 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • Darwin's introduction of the theory of evolution created paroxysms in both religion and science that are still being felt today

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“Paroxysm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paroxysm. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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