Example sentences for: paroxysms

How can you use “paroxysms” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But these are natural conversations, and it evidently takes so little to make people laugh--an apt metaphor seems to send them into paroxysms of laughter--that one need no longer wonder at the success of stand-up comedians who rarely say anything funny but focus on reminding their audiences of truisms.

  • It's the scene in a posh restaurant in which Wallace regards the Wigands' paroxysms of fear over the coming 60 Minutes interview with aristocratic contempt.

  • Some slips that pass in the type might send their clippers; into paroxysms of hysterical laughter, but if they have no effect on the Editor, they are consigned to oblivion.

  • Observation reveals that we have been spared the last two, but the rest are retained as mainstays of British humor, especially knickers (American English: panties), the mere mention of which seems to send everyone in the U.K. in paroxysms of uncontrollable laughter.

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