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paroxysms

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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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“Paroxysms.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paroxysms. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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