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  • toxins leaked into the groundwater
  • Thomas felt as if that bubble of air in his chest had burst, releasing toxins into his body.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • four different kinds of toxins
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • She got one blood transfusion after another because her kidneys could no longer filter the toxins from her blood, leaving her nauseated from the poison of her own body.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • Avoiding bitter foods is a good way to avoid these toxins.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The Hippocratic oath prevents doctors and medical personnel from participating in executions, so Alabama officials planned for untrained correctional staff to take a knife and make a two-inch incision in Mr. Nelson’s arm or groin so that they could find a vein in which to inject him with toxins and kill him.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Maybe it was toxins in all the nopals and loquats he ate, or something in the water they siphoned off a cistern, but he started to grow and grow.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Like typhoid, one can harbor for a lifetime the toxin of guilt.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Though it had pervaded every aspect of the evening like a simmering toxin, Andy’s death was still too huge to grasp—though the strange thing too was how inevitable it seemed in hindsight, how weirdly predictable, almost as if he’d suffered from some fatal inborn defect.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Side effect of some demon toxins.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes

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  • If a species does produce alkaloids, as fall approaches, the seeds are where the toxin is most likely to be found.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I laid in bed, sweating out toxins, the last of the E and crank, aching from the inside out.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Some will die now, others will die later as the various toxins take their toll.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His migraine was not helped by the pungent cigar feeding toxins into his system.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • We have radioactive isotope scanners, olfactory filters designed by the American DEA to detect the faintest chemical signatures of combustibles and toxins.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Even touching the attractive green fronds could make you sick, and if a child were to take a mouthful, he would almost certainly die-the toxin was fifty times more poisonous than oleander.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I think of my mother, sweeping up deadly toxins; the way they used to use up old women, in Russia, sweeping dirt.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • I try to be respectful of my body and not put a whole lot of toxins into it.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • In narrator by the access of years and in consequence of the use of narcotic toxin: in listener by the access of years and in consequence of the action of distraction upon vicarious experiences.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Everything in the world, no matter how apparently benign, was potentially dangerous, bulging with toxins that could escape and infect you when you least expected it.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Something attacked his nervous system like a virulent toxin.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He never overworried about any such problems, but what if Kathy had been right, that toxins in New Orleans had found their way into his body?
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Here he made his first investigation of toxin-anti-toxin reactions.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Our consultant does guide us each day The masseur rubs our toxins away.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Even if it is a spider bite, the problem is usually the infection rather than the toxin.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Yersinia pestis—Bubonic plague, Black death, pest—is an overwhelming infection by bacteria that produce potent toxins.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • So many toxins have been spewed into the atmosphere as a result of our industrial greed that the climate of our planet is changing at an alarming rate.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • In the unlikely event that this should fail, a doomsday button follows the sedative with a lethal dose of nerve toxin that kills in three to five seconds.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • E. coli 0157:H7, on the other hand, can release a powerful toxin called a "verotoxin" or a "Shiga toxin" — that attacks the lining of the intestine.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • That’s where the toxins come from that make him so tipsy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It was recognized that this was a relatively minor achievement compared to other toxins that had been devised in recent years.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Could In traditional contempt of any treaty, the U.S.S.R. had employed thousands of scientists to develop biological weapons, even after signing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1972.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • They cut HeLa cells apart and exposed them to endless toxins, radiation, and infections.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Many plant toxins (poisons) are bitter.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Here he made his first investigation of toxin-anti-toxin reactions.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But Henrietta’s body had become so contaminated with toxins normally flushed from the system in urine, her cells died immediately in culture.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Could a single toxin initiate it?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A classic was the paper by Tendron and five others entitled "Researches into a Toxin Which Rapidly Uncouples Oxidative Phosphory-lation Through Cutaneous Absorption."
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • This instinct probably developed to protect the developing fetus against even the mild toxins found in foods like broccoli.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • That comes from soluble toxins released by the bacteria; they have an intoxicating effect on the central nervous system, you see—which gives you those flushed cheeks.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The official cause of Henrietta’s death was terminal uremia: blood poisoning from the buildup of toxins normally flushed out of the body in urine.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • This was a prelude to his cigar, a Maria Mancini, a very tasty brand from Bremen—we shall come to speak about that again—whose spicy toxins blended so satisfyingly with those of his coffee.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Yet he persisted, patiently elucidating the coats of the cell wall that caused a reaction in host tissue and helping to discover the half-dozen toxins secreted by the bacteria to break down tissue, spread infection, and destroy red cells.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • All the rest, whether people or objects, lay in a blur of fog—a fog that was engendered in Hans Castorp’s own brain and that Director Behrens and Dr. Krokowski would doubtless have declared to be the product of soluble toxins.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Her organism seemed to be so inundated by toxins that she was ravaged by numerous illnesses, sometimes alternately, sometimes all at once.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She coughed almost incessantly and had bandages on all her fingers, the result of open sores from the toxins in her body.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Demon toxins?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Meanwhile the soluble toxins from the bacteria had long since intoxicated the nerve centers: the organism was already feverish, and with heaving bosom, so to speak, it reeled toward its disintegration.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In 1972, more than one hundred nations sign the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, banning production of biological weapons.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
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