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    unconvulsive??

    Hi, my dear intelligent friends. Could you propose another synonym for "unconvulsive"? One that would not contradict to "hurried." Given the context, I am more inclined to use "smooth."
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    "A rough gash was made, and a wire hastily brought in contact; when the patient, with a hurried, but quite unconvulsive movement, arose from the table, stepped into the middle of the floor, gazed about him uneasily for a few seconds, and then — spoke." (http://poestories.com/read/premature)
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    Re: unconvulsive??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mher View Post
    Hi, my dear intelligent friends. Could you propose another synonym for "unconvulsive"? One that would not contradict to "hurried." Given the context, I am more inclined to use "smooth."
    Here is the sentence:
    "A rough gash was made, and a wire hastily brought in contact; when the patient, with a hurried, but quite unconvulsive movement, arose from the table, stepped into the middle of the floor, gazed about him uneasily for a few seconds, and then — spoke." (http://poestories.com/read/premature)
    Hm.

    Smooth seems to be as good a word as any!
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    Re: unconvulsive??

    not a teacher

    Another possibility is "fluid".

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    #4

    Re: unconvulsive??

    Perhaps also 'deliberate' or 'intentional' would work.

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    Re: unconvulsive??

    It doesn't quite get at it. I like the fluid suggestion.
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