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  • The abscess left when she disappeared was still in his head—like an empty pool.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • To the bombardiers, the walled city on its granite headland, drawing ever closer, looks like an unholy tooth, something black and dangerous, a final abscess to be lanced away.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It was like the bursting of an abscess.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Well, then, your guest will be poisoned at the fifth remove, and die, at the end of eight or ten days, of pains in the intestines, sickness, or abscess of the pylorus.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • It was as though an abscess that had been forming for a month past in his heart had suddenly broken.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I still have the sin in me, the abscess, and I hope it doesn’t kill me entirely before I see the American priest.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I replace the giraffe’s neck poultice, cold-soak a camel for a suspected hoof abscess, and survive my first cat procedure—treating Rex for an ingrown claw while Clive strokes his head.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • His ill humor, I figured, was perhaps due to the abscessed tooth that had been causing him pain for the previous two weeks.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The new strains were virulent, and produced bizarre deaths, often by brain abscess.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The wound on his back became a hot abscess.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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  • During the dog-days he had suffered from an abscess, which Charles had cured as if by miracle by giving a timely little touch with the lancet.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But before she could thank him for the visit, he placed his hat over his heart, tremulous and dignified, and the abscess that had sustained his life finally burst.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I kept holding my ear like it was an abscessed tooth.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • This could still be a localized tumor with abscess tipping him over and increased mass size.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "All I got is four abscess teeth," she remarked.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Before they had set forth among the rows of blanket-covered men, Nasuada had warned Eragon not to tire himself further by attempting to heal everyone he met, but he could not help muttering a spell here and there to ease pain or to drain an abscess or to reshape a broken bone or to remove an unsightly scar.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • If the poor fish would have his teeth X-rayed, I’ll bet nine and a half cents he’d find an abscess there.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • One of our boys—gorging his-self with vittles, and then turning in; that’s their way—got a abscess on him last week.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Rieux tried a fixation abscess.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • When an abscess was finally lanced, she thought,one had to carefully, thoroughly, slowly, squeeze out all the poison.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • They were staying with the Vaughans at Upton ; he stretched to pick a fig for my mother; an abscess burst; and he died in a few hours.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • At SIS-C slaughterhouses, visibly diseased animals cattle infected with measles and tapeworms, covered with abscesses were being slaughtered.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • She examined him, observed his fever, his red eyes, his jaundice, his abdominal pain, and came up with nothing definite, but wondered if he had gallstones or a liver abscess.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • With men, he sat there to repair a watering-can scrotum, and in both sexes he might be seated to drain rectal abscesses, or to ligate and excise hemorrhoids or fistula-in-ano.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The treed boys sniggered, but Eugene, who had seen the pain upon the gaunt hard face of the woman, the furious pity of her blazing eyes, felt something open and burst stabbingly in him like an abscess.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • A transverse incision was made in the right lower quadrant and carried down through all layers in the peritoneal cavity …. The patient had a perforated appendix with an abscess.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • "Abscess," he said.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • He got abscesses under the arms, and they did him in, it seems.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Obviously the abscesses had to be lanced.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • But the consequences of such tolerance were evident to her: tubal and ovarian abscesses, infertility from gonorrhea, stillbirths, and babies with congenital syphilis.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was as if the earth on which our houses stood were being purged of its secreted humors; thrusting up to the surface the abscesses and pus-clots that had been forming in its entrails.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • A gall-bladder attack or a liver abscess could cause fever and jaundice and abdominal pain—the red eyes she could not explain—and she ordered an ultrasound examination of his liver.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He only wanted a sling on his arm or a bandage on his finger to complete the impression of a man with a painful abscess or a broken arm.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The abscess on Deo’s back had resolved, leaving just a scar.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The sewer breath of lung abscess, the grapelike odor of a Pseudomonas-infected burn, the stale urine scent of kidney failure, the old beer smell of scrofula—the list was huge.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I check a yak’s abscessed tooth and hold hands with Bobo, leading him around as I check the rest of the animals.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • A CT scan reveals two more abscesses in his abdomen.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • During surgery a total of three abscesses are found.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Deo’s own father had done this to him as a boy, applying the red-hot end of a spear around an abscess on Deo’s thigh.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I have the abscess again.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The pain of the burns, and the hatred he felt toward his father, had obscured the pain of the abscess — temporarily.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He has both a ruptured appendix and an abscess.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • March 13, 2003—Colton undergoes a second surgery—a celiotomy—to drain the abscess.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • As to what he was about to do, the stimulants to inject, the abscesses to stimulate-many months’ repeated failures had taught him to appreciate such expedients at their true value.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • …now, how I came to hear about Yorkshire schools when I was a not very robust child, sitting in bye-places near Rochester Castle, with a head full of PARTRIDGE, STRAP, TOM PIPES, and SANCHO PANZA; but I know that my first impressions of them were picked up at that time, and that they were somehow or other connected with a suppurated abscess that some boy had come home with, in consequence of his Yorkshire guide, philosopher, and friend, having ripped it open with an inky pen-knife.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Neither Ambrose Pare, applying for the first time since Celsus, after an interval of fifteen centuries, a ligature to an artery, nor Dupuytren, about to open an abscess in the brain, nor Gensoul when he first took away the superior maxilla, had hearts that trembled, hands that shook, minds so strained as Monsieur Bovary when he approached Hippolyte, his tenotome between his fingers.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • His mother was alarmed by a night of inconsolable moaning from the room next to hers, because these moans seemed to be the same as the ones from another time, which had almost disappeared in the mists of her memory, but when she made him open his mouth to see where love was hurting him, she discovered that he had fallen victim to abscesses.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • In fact, the postoperative report was clear that even though our son’s prognosis had been grim, the surgery had gone just fine: OPERATIVE REPORT OPERATIVE DATE: 3/5/2003 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated appendicitis and abscess OPERATION: Appendectomy and drainage of abscess SURGEON: Timothy O’Holleran, M.D. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION: The patient was placed in a supine position on the Operating Table.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • In fact, the postoperative report was clear that even though our son’s prognosis had been grim, the surgery had gone just fine: OPERATIVE REPORT OPERATIVE DATE: 3/5/2003 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated appendicitis and abscess OPERATION: Appendectomy and drainage of abscess SURGEON: Timothy O’Holleran, M.D. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION: The patient was placed in a supine position on the Operating Table.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • It’s probably another abscess," he said.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
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