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

References in classic literature ?
Thank you, sir, I am sure," returns the stationer with his cough of deference.
returns the stationer, expressing by a cough that he is quite in the dark as to who Mr.
I am sure I am much obliged to you for your good opinion," returns the stationer with his cough of modesty, "but--"
Snagsby blows his nose and coughs his cough of sympathy, a step is heard without.
Seated at the same table, though with his chair modestly and uncomfortably drawn a little way from it, sits a bald, mild, shining man who coughs respectfully behind his hand when the lawyer bids him fill his glass.
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.
It is the dry cough where the frost has bitten the lungs.
Now the woman coughs, and lies still in the snow until the fit has passed, when she crawls on again.
All this was uttered with extreme rapidity, getting quicker and quicker, but a cough suddenly cut short Katerina Ivanovna's eloquence.
You old hands got so wise, that a child cannot cough, or sneeze, but you see desperation and ruin at hand.
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.
But she finds the candle, and lights it, before the cough comes on.
I am a poor soul, I am indeed, and troubled with a grievous cough.
You have just taken in a lodger I have been speaking to; an infirm woman with a cough.
At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.