ague


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Related to ague: malaria, cloven, terpsichore
  • noun

Synonyms for ague

a fit of shivering or shaking

successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria

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When he first heard that the horse had come home without his master, and without his master's saddle-bags, and all bloody from a pistol-shot, that had gone clean through and through the poor animal's chest without quite killing him; when he heard all this, he turned as pale as if the missing man had been his own dear brother or father, and shivered and shook all over as if he had had a fit of the ague.
But I have been a-thinking, being over-tired to-night and not well with the ague, of all the many things that'll come in his way.
I niver said I was owt o' t' sort," he whimpered, cowering behind the chair in a sullen ague.
The prince observed that his teeth were chattering as though in a violent attack of ague.
Sire," said he, "I have an ague - I am trembling with cold.
But the fat Friar shook as with an ague, and the lean Friar bowed his head over his horse's neck.
Vitus's Dance - found, as I expected, that I had that too, - began to get interested in my case, and determined to sift it to the bottom, and so started alphabetically - read up ague, and learnt that I was sickening for it, and that the acute stage would commence in about another fortnight.
Pierre noticed that he was pale and that his jaw quivered and shook as if in an ague.
Cadwallader--"when he has come out on the other side of the mud with an ague.
No doubt I was secretly proud to have been invalided in so great a cause, and to be sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, rather than by some ignoble ague or the devastating consumption of that region.
His slender frame shook, as with ague, and at times was racked by a convulsive shudder.
Monty was breathing hard and his fingers trembled, as though the ague of the swamps was already upon him.
Summerlee was shivering like a man with the ague, human fears, as he realized his position, rising for an instant above the stoicism of the man of science.
In body and head it shook like a man with palsy or an ague chill, and the motion augmented every moment until the entire figure was in violent agitation.
Twenty long years in that fever-ridden swamp, all day at work under the mangrove-tree, all night chained up in the filthy convict-huts, bitten by mosquitoes, racked with ague, bullied by every cursed black-faced policeman who loved to take it out of a white man.