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Word: apoplexy

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


Sentences Containing 'apoplexy'

Apoplexy is a rare disease among fowls, I believe, but very common among men.''
apoplexy!"--and with these cries, she ran towards the kitchen, I following.
Cotton was in the post just five months when on 23 February 1812 he collapsed and died of apoplexy in Plymouth after inspecting the fleet in its winter berths.
For instance, there is apoplexy that lightning stroke which strikes but does not destroy you, and yet which brings everything to an end.
He died from apoplexy whilst still a member of parliament and was survived by his wife and five children.
He died suddenly in 1246, having been seized with apoplexy while watching a game of dice.
He was indicted by a Nassau County grand jury in 1920 on gambling charges, but died in his Far Rockaway home of apoplexy later that year.
He was stout, had a short, thick neck; he was attacked with apoplexy, and I was called in too late.
In 2001, he suffered from an apoplexy attack and was left paralysed and mute.
In 2001, Kwan suffered apoplexy attack and was left mute and paralysed.
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.
Sir Charles Cotton, 5th Baronet (June 1753 – 23 February 1812) was a senior Royal Navy officer of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars whose service continued until his death in command of the Channel Fleet from apoplexy in 1812.
Ten days into the conference, however, Konrad died on 23 July 1393, probably of apoplexy.
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.
The effect of the present revelation was stunning; he trembled and was on the verge of apoplexy.
The fowl had not been poisoned she had died of apoplexy.
You see this is a fit of apoplexy, and he might be saved if he could but be bled!''
``It is difficult to believe that it was apoplexy,''said Beauchamp.
``It is said to have been a congestion of the brain, or apoplexy, which is the same thing, is it not?''
``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.''

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