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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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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.
The friend put his hand up to his mouth and coughed again.
Kim coughed a little as he put down the empty glass, and considered.
They coughed as they danced, and laughed as they coughed.
He always coughed before he made any observation, so as to attract attention.
As soon as there was perfect silence, the Rocket coughed a third time and began.
Every one sighed, coughed, and redoubled his attention.
She could not eat or sleep, grew visibly thinner, coughed, and, as the doctors made them feel, was in danger.
The symptoms of Natasha's illness were that she ate little, slept little, coughed, and was always low-spirited.
There was an arrow entirely through his chest, and as he coughed the blood from his wounded lung poured suddenly from his mouth and nostrils.
Miss La Creevy coughed once more--this cough was to conceal her disappointment--and said, 'Oh, indeed
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.
The matron looked, from the little kettle, to the beadle, who was moving towards the door; and as the beadle coughed, preparatory to bidding her good-night, bashfully inquired whether--whether he wouldn't take a cup of tea?
Bumble coughed--louder this time than he had coughed yet.
she coughed violently, "oh, cursed life," she cried, clearing her throat and pressing her hands to her breast, "when I .