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Word: contagion

Definition: infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air


Sentences Containing 'contagion'

A curious contagion of whispering was upon it, and also, when it gathered together at the fountain in the dark, another curious contagion of looking expectantly at the sky in one direction only.
We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion.
I would thou couldst; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The law's delay, and the quietus which his pangs might take, In the dead waste and middle of the night, when churchyards yawn In customary suits of solemn black, But that the undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns, Breathes forth contagion on the world, And thus the native hue of resolution, like the poor cat i' the adage, Is sicklied o'er with care, And all the clouds that lowered o'er our housetops, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
'The fact is, my dear,' I began, 'there is contagion in us.
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