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  • We use a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain, but will remain conscious.
  • Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience...
    Rose McCaulay
  • With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you’ve fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
    Saul Bellow (Canadian born American Novelist, 1915-2005)
  • She was in a long, deep sleep that followed the anesthetic.
    David Almond  --  Skellig

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  • It was like taking an anaesthetic.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • There was always a daub of anesthetic ointment, or a pill; or in severe instances, an injection that brought complete and instantaneous deliverance.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The oxygen solution also contains an anaesthetic that deadens pain receptors.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Not meant to inflict pain—probably done under anesthetic, even.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • So, Kvothe, do you still wish to forgo an anesthetic?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Rather than be put under, he had opted for an anesthetic that would only numb him from the waist down.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer

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  • Despair was in its own way an anesthetic.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Dr. Wei will now inject the area with a local anesthetic.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "Ow!" she yelped in the few seconds before the anesthetic kicked in.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Surgery was necessary, but there was no anesthetic, so Pillsbury was just going to have to do without.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He injects a local anesthetic.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The doctor took a breath, then told Laila that the hospital had no anesthetic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • They give the cat an anesthetic, of course.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • There was probably too much anesthetic for its body weight, and Grant pulled the dart out quickly.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Seems like you all use some kind of anesthetic, but that’s just a guess.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • It is far better for her to make her own adjustment before the operation than to awaken from the anesthetic and find it a fait accompli.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He had done his duty and now he could use a little anesthetic — something stronger than Excedrin.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • They introduced an anesthetic into Billy’s atmosphere now, put him to sleep.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He had to stand on guard against his own feeling-as if some part of him had become a stranger that had to be kept numb, and his will had to be its constant, watchful anesthetic.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Space was an anesthetic; seventy million miles of space numbed you, put memory to sleep, depopulated Earth, erased the past, and allowed these people here to go on with their work.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • The terror on the stairs had been brief—a bare three minutes in time—and terror had served as an anesthetic.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Whiskey was Dan Gunn’s emergency anesthetic.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • It is rather like going under a modern anesthetic on an operating table.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Then a nurse poked some acupuncture needles into my body—the Chinese anesthetic.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Circumcision is a trial of bravery and stoicism; no anesthetic is used; a man must suffer in silence.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Don’t they have any anesthetic?
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I explained that my supply of local anesthetic was very, very limited.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Hours later, the soldier came round from his anesthetic and muttered the student nurse’s name while the surgical ward sister was standing close by.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Lions and such-like are easy-but trying to puncture a rhino from the air with an anesthetic dart is the devil of a job.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • "That’s just a local anesthetic," explained Dr. Martinez.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • He’ll have a corking farm in ten years, but now——I operated his wife on a kitchen table, with my driver giving the anesthetic.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • He’s still under the anesthetic.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I held up my hand, ready to spit the gum out, when the most remarkable thing happened: my mouth, my throat, they stopped aching, as if there were an anesthetic in the gum, as if I were no longer an AIDS patient but an ordinary man who’d picked up this treat at the gas station counter after filling his tank in preparation for driving far, far away.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I’ve got to give the anaesthetic.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Inside the bus, on a sheet of weathered plywood spanning a broken window, McCandless scrawled an exultant declaration of independence: two years he walks the earth. no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. ultimate freedom. an extremist. anaesthetic voyager whose home is the road. escaped from atlanta. thou shalt not return, ’em "the west is the best. and now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. the climactic battle to kill the false being within and
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I don’t need anaesthetic.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Surprise would be the only anaesthetic.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was stifling, like a blanket, like an anaesthetic.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The return to reality was as painful as the return to consciousness after taking an anaesthetic.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Some form of natural anaesthetic injected through channels in the beast’s tusks.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Carrying water pistols charged with a powerful anaesthetic, four others had pushed their way into the crowd and were methodically laying out, squirt by squirt, the more ferocious of the fighters.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Giving Miss Sasaki a local anaesthetic of procaine, Dr Sasaki made an incision in her leg on 23 October, to drain the infection, which still lingered on eleven weeks after the injury.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Because people get very blabby under an anaesthetic.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I proposed an anaesthetic to her . but she would not consent.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He felt himself coming round from the anaesthetic, beginning to breathe.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The anaesthetic effect of custom being destroyed, I would begin to think and to feel very melancholy things.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
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