consumptive


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Related to consumptive: wasting disease, Consumptive coagulopathy, consumptive use
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Synonyms for consumptive

relating to or afflicted with tuberculosis

Synonyms for consumptive

a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

tending to consume or use often wastefully

afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

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There is, doubtless, over and above the physical consumptive tendency, an instinctive turn of sentiment in this touching confession.
Mark Wood was the consumptive labourer whom I mentioned before.
When a consumptive colonial was sent to take his place, he beat him up with his fists and sent him off a wreck in the schooner that brought him.
Among his other disabilities, he was a consumptive, and I knew that if he attempted to bail, it might bring on a hemorrhage.
What I see is the Cafe Venus, on the plaza of Santiago, where one hot night I drank and talked with a dying consumptive.
I heard a Carlisle woman behind me whisper that Cecily King looked consumptive, just like her Aunt Felicity; and I hated her fiercely for it.
But how could you, Leith," I cried, the picture of the consumptive lad strong before me, "how could you treat him so barbarously?
There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation.
She knew he was consumptive, his cheeks were so red and he was so uncommon thin in the waist.
He looked into his sickly, consumptive face, and he was more and more sorry for him, and he could not force himself to listen to what his brother was telling him about the association.
Madame de S was pleased to discover that this young man was different from the other types of revolutionist members of committees, secret emissaries, vulgar and unmannerly fugitive professors, rough students, ex-cobblers with apostolic faces, consumptive and ragged enthusiasts, Hebrew youths, common fellows of all sorts that used to come and go around Peter Ivanovitch--fanatics, pedants, proletarians all.
He's been consumptive for a long time past,' said Mr.
Black-eyed gipsy girls, hooded in showy handkerchiefs, sallied forth to tell fortunes, and pale slender women with consumptive faces lingered upon the footsteps of ventriloquists and conjurors, and counted the sixpences with anxious eyes long before they were gained.
He will come in that day and He will ask: 'Where is the daughter who gave herself for her cross, consumptive step-mother and for the little children of another?
Like all consumptives, he never--not even up to his last moment--altogether abandoned the hope of being able to enjoy a long life.