"Look at this one: ’CURTAIN BEST MAN TO HANDLE BAFFLING AMNESIA EPIDEMIC."
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
He perished in the great silence epidemic of 1712.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
"Worst thing in the world to get rid of," she said, and told us about the epidemic at the girls’ school in Kinvara when she was a boarder.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
That’s what had happend to Father: they’d had an epidemic of cholera on the prison ship he’d been on.
James Lincoln Collier -- My Brother Sam is Dead
Everyone wants to prevent an epidemic.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
He says, waving his fork, that if we continue to overbreed as a species, a new epidemic will arise to redress the balance.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The kind that quickens during a hunt, not an epidemic.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Just as at Ofuna, beriberi and other preventable diseases were epidemic at Omori.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Awhile back, there was some sort of pox epidemic that killed a bunch of them and left a lot more infertile.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
By the end of 1951 the world was in the midst of the biggest polio epidemic in history.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The rest was swift and simple like an epidemic.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
A serious epidemic broke out in the school and three of the boys died.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
The diptheria epidemic that had destroyed so many things in Las Pasturas had claimed her.
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
Heart attacks were an epidemic in the United States.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
"Two of her children died in the epidemic," I said.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
This was the soil on which my great-grandfather had married his third wife a year before dying in the cholera epidemic that hit Kabul in 1915.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
"One epidemic in the collection," he used to say, "and we’ll end up in a road crew breaking up stones."
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
Renwick Smallpox Hospital was designed by architect Jacob Renwick and intended to quarantine the poorest victims of Manhattan’s uncontrollable smallpox epidemic.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
But about the middle of the winter Eady’s horses fell ill of a local epidemic.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
If there was no rain at all, there were freakish, inexplicable phenomena like the epidemic of diarrhea or the bomb line that moved.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Some adults were excited too, but to be certain the whole young population had come down with graduation epidemic.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Tuberculosis and double pneumonia were raging in those days, and Mameh had a great fear one of her kids would catch that, because in Europe one of her brothers died in a flu epidemic.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
The camp looked as though it had suffered an epidemic: empty and dead.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
That particular breed began as a joke but had multiplied into an epidemic.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod’s company.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Big influenza epidemic.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
An epidemic broke out in the ghetto.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
An epidemic of parties and dances broke out.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
We have a contagious epidemic.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Or how many epidemics are raging here.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
It was like an epidemic of veneration, which in the course of six or seven years gradually took possession of the whole district.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
There’s never any warning given or any special reason, it’s more like an epidemic, it hits the men suddenly and they go.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
He knew that unless someone figured out some way of controlling it, the drug trade—and the epidemics of violent crime and untreated addiction it left in its wake— would stifle any hope for progress in the city.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
Millions of our children, our most precious natural resource, are being victimized by a tragic and unconscionable epidemic of child abuse and neglect.
Dave Pelzer -- A Child Called It
There, headlining Local News: MAJOR DRUG BUST with a picture of Roberto in a sporty pair of cuffs, followed by a daunting expos La Eme and the crank epidemic.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
EXTRA CALORIES Behind our epidemic of obesity lies this simple fact: When food is abundant and cheap, people will eat more of it.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
"Yellow Peril" Hadley swept through the school with the speed of a flu epidemic, and it must be said to his credit that Brinker took it well enough except when, in its inevitable abbreviation, people sometimes called him "Yellow" instead of "Peril."
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
It is almost an epidemic amongst them, I have been told.
Oscar Wilde -- The Importance of Being Earnest
While she was at her Ohio home on her vacation, the worst epidemic of yellow fever broke out in Memphis, Tenn.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Scarlatina, influenza epidemics.
James Joyce -- Ulysses