apoplectic


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Related to apoplectic: stridency, apoplectic stroke
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During this colloquy, Passepartout was as white as a sheet, and Fix seemed on the point of having an apoplectic fit.
Perhaps this incredible proposition of his is only intended to mystify us," growled an apoplectic old admiral.
The big furrier, without uttering a word in reply, tried to escape all the eyes riveted upon him from all sides; but he perspired and panted in vain; like a wedge entering the wood, his efforts served only to bury still more deeply in the shoulders of his neighbors, his large, apoplectic face, purple with spite and rage.
cried the count, suddenly reddening with an apoplectic flush over neck and nape as old people do.
For instance, if that gentleman with the red face, who has obviously eaten and drunk too much, were to have an apoplectic fit at the moment, and die in his chair, it would not shock or distress me in the least.
Chickenstalker's partner in the general line, and in the crooked and eccentric line of life, he recognised the former porter of Sir Joseph Bowley; an apoplectic innocent, who had connected himself in Trotty's mind with Mrs.
Judge Blount glared at him with apoplectic countenance, and silence reigned.
As it was, the blood lost (the medical gentleman said that, too, sir) was accidentally of the greatest possible benefit, being apoplectic, in the way of clearing out the system.
He was sixty years of age, with white hair cropped short like a brush; stout, thickset, and apoplectic about the neck, with a vulgar pimpled face, gray eyes, and a mouth like a furnace door; such was the profile portrait of Antoine, the oldest attendant in the ministry.
He wore his coat buttoned; and his dimpled double chin rested in the folds of a white neckerchief--not one of your stiff- starched apoplectic cravats, but a good, easy, old-fashioned white neckcloth that a man might go to bed in and be none the worse for.
I have always blushed for those who put their guests in the attics, who furnish them with mirrors that distort everything to such a degree that any one beholding himself might think that he was smaller or larger than nature made him, or suffering from apoplectic stroke or some other bad complaint.
His head sunk between the shoulders, his staring prominent eyes and a florid colour, gave him a rather apoplectic appearance.
She's the daughter of one Isaac Foster, who from a small farmer has sunk into a shepherd; the beginning of his misfortunes dating from his runaway marriage with the cook of his widowed father--a well-to-do, apoplectic grazier, who passionately struck his name off his will, and had been heard to utter threats against his life.
The consequence of this imprudence was something like an apoplectic fit, followed by a rather severe brain fever - '
She looks very apoplectic, the dear soul; no wonder her brothers are anxious about her.