cough


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Related to cough: bronchitis, whooping cough, dry cough
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Synonyms for cough

clear your throat

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frog or tickle in your throat

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Synonyms for cough

a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages

exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

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He watched Eva feverishly day by day, as might be told by the frequency with which he repeated over that "the child was quite well"--that there wasn't anything in that cough,--it was only some little stomach affection, such as children often had.
Kitty has no discretion in her coughs," said her father; "she times them ill.
I heard a raspy, hacking cough, and my heart stood still.
At such times I could see his villanous face plainly, and, when the sulphur from the matches irritated his lungs, between the raspy cough that followed and the clammy mud in which I was lying, I confess I shivered harder than ever.
Besides, their cough is very bad - the dry cough that makes strong men swear and weak men cry.
When the dry cough take hold of them hard, they hold their hands against their stomach and double up in the snow, and cough, and cough, and cough.
I should hope, if there was any incompatibility to meet the pecuniary obligations,' said Miss La Creevy with another cough,
12 was half open, and there came out into the streak of light thick fumes of cheap, poor tobacco, and the sound of a voice, unknown to Levin; but he knew at once that his brother was there; he heard his cough.
Well, the devil flay them, the privileged classes," his brother's voice responded, with a cough.
Smokes it,' she replies with difficulty, still racked by her cough.
Sparsit sedately resumed her work and occasionally gave a small cough, which sounded like the cough of conscious strength and forbearance.
Sparsit shook her head, still in her highly superior manner, and a little changed the small cough - coughing now, as if the spirit of prophecy rose within her, but had better be coughed down.
Still, he felt indifferent and happy; and having no curiosity to pursue the subject, remained in the same waking slumber until his attention was attracted by a cough.
You must mend that tear, you must take your needle and darn it as I showed you, or to-morrow--cough, cough, cough--he will make the hole bigger," she articulated with effort.
Don't ye be nervous, my dear good soul," expostulated, between his coughs, a young man with a wet face, and his straw hat so far back upon his head that the brim encircled it like the nimbus of a saint.