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Word: apoplexy

Definition: stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain


Sentences Containing 'apoplexy'

The effect of the present revelation was stunning; he trembled and was on the verge of apoplexy.
For instance, there is apoplexy that lightning stroke which strikes but does not destroy you, and yet which brings everything to an end.
The fowl had not been poisoned she had died of apoplexy.
Apoplexy is a rare disease among fowls, I believe, but very common among men.''
``It is said to have been a congestion of the brain, or apoplexy, which is the same thing, is it not?''
``It is difficult to believe that it was apoplexy,''said Beauchamp.
``Madame de Saint Meran, whom I once saw, was short, of slender form, and of a much more nervous than sanguine temperament; grief could hardly produce apoplexy in such a constitution as that of Madame de Saint Meran.''
You see this is a fit of apoplexy, and he might be saved if he could but be bled!''
He was stout, had a short, thick neck; he was attacked with apoplexy, and I was called in too late.
The blood, of which the circulation is stopt in some of the smaller vessels, easily disgorges itself into the greater, without occasioning any dangerous disorder; but, when it is stopt in any of the greater vessels, convulsions, apoplexy, or death, are the immediate and unavoidable consequences.
apoplexy!"--and with these cries, she ran towards the kitchen, I following.
Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.

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