fever


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  • noun

Synonyms for fever

Synonyms for fever

a rise in the temperature of the body

intense nervous anticipation

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Amy rebelled outright, and passionately declared that she had rather have the fever than go to Aunt March.
An odour of camphor and burnt vinegar warned me when I came near the fever room: and I passed its door quickly, fearful lest the nurse who sat up all night should hear me.
Still, she felt her pulse, and finding it throb violently she remembered that the best method of dispelling such illusions was to drink, for a draught of the beverage prepared by the doctor to allay her fever seemed to cause a reaction of the brain, and for a short time she suffered less.
He brought me news when I was down with fever at Dupe that one of Ibn Makarrah's men was parading through my District with a bunch of slaves--in the Fork
Kennedy was visibly suffering, and the fever was mastering his vigorous constitution.
His face was a bright yellow with bilious fever, and his large dark eyes stood nearly out of his head, for all the flesh had gone.
He did not wish to die; but he felt that he was going, for the fever was mounting higher and higher.
I came to typhoid fever - read the symptoms - discovered that I had typhoid fever, must have had it for months without knowing it - wondered what else I had got; turned up St.
That there might be an awkward affair with Wrench, Lydgate saw at once; but the ease was serious enough to make him dismiss that consideration: he was convinced that Fred was in the pink-skinned stage of typhoid fever, and that he had taken just the wrong medicines.
The second day after leaving the Ugambi the baby fell ill with fever.
He found Monsieur Thuran quite rational, the fever having left him with the surprising suddenness which is one of its peculiarities.
Lilly informed us that the aforesaid neighbor's hired boy was supposed to be down with scarlet fever.
You gave him brandy to drink - you watch the fever come, and you write on the concession if one should die all goes to the survivor.
It had taken an unfair advantage of his weak state, and though it was only ordinary malarial fever, in forty-eight hours it had run him as low as ten days of fever would have done when he was in condition.
He shared breakfast with Skipper, who, instead of eating, washed down with a cup of coffee fifty grains of quinine wrapped in a cigarette paper, and who complained to the mate that he would have to get under the blankets and sweat out the fever that was attacking him.