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  • His ears were clear, his sinuses were clear, and I didn’t hear any evidence of bronchitis in his lungs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • His voice gurgled like a seal with bronchitis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Just a bout of bronchitis that lingered awhile.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I slept with Grandmother Baxter, who was afflicted with chronic bronchitis and smoked heavily.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • He was forty-two years old and in excellent health, with the exception of a bout of bronchitis that had been diagnosed ten days before.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Danny returned to school at the end of the first week in April, apparently too soon, for he was back in bed two days later with bronchitis.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Paul was rather a delicate boy, subject to bronchitis.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Mr. Guppy’s bronchitis came to his relief and stopped his measurement of the table.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A few pleasant people from Philadelphia and Baltimore were picknicking at the inn, and the Selfridge Merrys had come down for three weeks because Kate Merry had had bronchitis.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She had been in the Tuileries in the middle of winter for the launching of the collection by Worth, the indisputable tyrant of haute couture, and the only thing she got was a case of bronchitis that kept her in bed for five days.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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  • Mr. Browne, whose face was once more wrinkling with mirth, poured out for himself a glass of whisky while Freddy Malins exploded, before he had well reached the climax of his story, in a kink of high-pitched bronchitic laughter and, setting down his untasted and overflowing glass, began to rub the knuckles of his left fist backwards and forwards into his left eye, repeating words of his last phrase as well as his fit of laughter would allow him.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • When Carlotta heard of the astounding reception bestowed upon her understudy, she was at once cured of an incipient attack of bronchitis and a bad fit of sulking against the management and lost the slightest inclination to shirk her duties.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And the joke of the matter was that, when, at the age of eighty-four, just five days before poor Florence, he died of bronchitis there was found to be absolutely nothing the matter with that organ.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • We have, medically speaking, besides the ordinary cases of enteritis, bronchitis, bilious affections, etc., now and then a few intermittent fevers at harvest-time; but on the whole, little of a serious nature, nothing special to note, unless it be a great deal of scrofula, due, no doubt, to the deplorable hygienic conditions of our peasant dwellings.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • One day—it was the day of Philip’s return—Lucy had formed a sudden engagement to spend the evening with Mrs. Kenn, whose delicate state of health, threatening to become confirmed illness through an attack of bronchitis, obliged her to resign her functions at the coming bazaar into the hands of other ladies, of whom she wished Lucy to be one.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Because of the wading in the cold water of the river, she developed bronchitis.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The old woman had been a devoted cigar smoker all her life and never failed to get bronchitis in the winter.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Is it bronchitis?
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • For a time, she made daily visits to the slums as part of a frenzied charitable activity, which gave her chronic bronchitis and brought no peace to her tormented soul.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • There is no rash to help sort this out (the "rose spots" of typhoid are invisible in our population), though I will grant you that typhoid causes a bronchitis and a slow pulse, and people with malaria often have giant spleens.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He had always been susceptible to bronchitis and fevers, and then one day he actually coughed up red, and Joachim was shipped off posthaste to Davos—much to his great regret and dismay, because he was very close to seeing his ambition fulfilled.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • John Luke was hospitalized with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus, which causes respiratory tract infections) when he was three months old and it seemed to damage his lungs, so we spent a lot of time at the doctor’s office with wheezing, bronchitis, and pneumonia, but other than that, he was an easy, fun kid to raise.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Paul was laid up with an attack of bronchitis.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The other lady—the intruder’s sister, Mrs. Carfry—had been seized with a sudden attack of bronchitis; and Mrs. Archer, who never travelled without a complete family pharmacy, was fortunately able to produce the required remedy.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Hers ran with a cougar’s purr rather than Mick’s aging lion with bronchitis.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • His lungs had been a little affected all through his life and he had died of bronchitis.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • He had a dislocated shoulder, and the second day acute bronchitis set in.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He had chronic bronchitis, but many old men had that and lived on indefinitely.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Though he knew them by heart Philip read over and over again the details in his text-book of medicine of chronic bronchitis in the old.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I was very ill with my bronchitis in the winter and Doctor Wigram never expected me to pull through.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Chronic bronchitis, "a nasty "acking cough,’ was what they chiefly suffered from; one went to the H.P. and the other to the clerk, handing in their letters: if they were going on well the words Rep 14 were written on them, and they went to the dispensary with their bottles or gallipots in order to have medicine given them for fourteen days more.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He reckoned out how long he could possibly live: he was well over seventy, Philip did not know his exact age, but he must be at least seventy-five; he suffered from chronic bronchitis and every winter had a bad cough.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Miguel rented a small apartment near the place where he worked, and this was where they made love; in the year they had spent frisking naked in the basement they had both contracted chronic bronchitis, which dampened somewhat the attraction of their subterranean paradise.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • She came in and opened your windows without so much as a by your leave or with your leave, "and me with my bronchitis, enough to give me my death of cold;’ she poked her nose into corners, and if she didn’t say the place was dirty you saw what she thought right enough, "an’ it’s all very well for them as "as servants, but I’d like to see what she’d make of "er room if she "ad four children, and "ad to do the cookin’, and mend their clothes, and wash them.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
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