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  • She never received a measles vaccination, so we’ll have to wait 8 to 12 days to find out if she caught it.
  • Mother began to be afraid that he might be sickening for measles, when suddenly he sat up in bed and said: ’I hate gruel — I hate barley water — I hate bread and milk.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • She drew back her shoulder blades as if preparing for a measles shot—something painful but necessary.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The doctor took a look and said it wasn’t chicken pox and it wasn’t measles.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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  • ’round here for the past week like you got the whoopin’ cough, flu, and measles all put together."
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Measles or mumps?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Crying is catching, I believe, like measles and whooping-cough.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • My mother kept her little brother alive last year when he caught the measles.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Then the sickness came, pneumonia, and measles that went to the eyes and to the mastoids.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Every rash was either chicken pox or measles.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • No whooping-cough did rack his frame, Nor measles drear with spots; Not these impaired the sacred name Of Stephen Dowling Bots.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Have you had measles?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The boy Roger had arrived home with measles; they were all in quarantine.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He had had all the diseases that babies are heir to, in quick succession, scarlet fever, mumps, and whooping cough in the first year, and now he was down with the measles.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It looks like measles.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Then came the measles.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • You’ll cook his Cream of Wheat, launder his handkerchiefs and bear his children, though of course the children will all have measles at one time or another, which is a nuisance.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I sympathised a while; but when the children fell ill of the measles, and I had to tend them, and take on me the cares of a woman at once, I changed my idea.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It’s going hungry, and getting the measles and pneumonia from sleeping in the wet.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They come upon us like the measles …. and are as easily cured.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Do not you remember what Mr. Perry said, so many years ago, when I had the measles?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The camp organizers set up a table inside where they removed our shoes and shirts and inspected our toes for athlete’s foot, checked us for measles and chicken pox, then sent us outside to board a yellow school bus for the long journey to upstate New York.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • In the early fifties, scientists were just beginning to understand viruses, so as Henrietta’s cells arrived in labs around the country, researchers began exposing them to viruses of all kinds—herpes, measles, mumps, fowl pox, equine encephalitis—to study how each one entered cells, reproduced, and spread.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • She had the measles a short time before they carried her to jail, and the disease had left her eyes affected.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • And that’s when he announced that Arnold Reisman, a boy who lived in our old neighborhood in Oakland, had died of complications from measles.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • The oldest inhabitants recollected no period at which measles had been so prevalent, or so fatal to infant existence; and many were the mournful processions which little Oliver headed, in a hat-band reaching down to his knees, to the indescribable admiration and emotion of all the mothers in the town.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • She was a woman in the prime of life; of a severe countenance; and subject (particularly in the arms) to a sort of perpetual measles or fiery rash.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Only measles.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Pretending to read a smeary newspaper long out of date, which had nothing half so legible in its local news, as the foreign matter of coffee, pickles, fish sauces, gravy, melted butter, and wine with which it was sprinkled all over, as if it had taken the measles in a highly irregular form, I sat at my table while he stood before the fire.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • CHAPTER NINE MEG GOES TO VANITY FAIR "I do think it was the most fortunate thing in the world that those children should have the measles just now," said Meg, one April day, as she stood packing the ’go abroady’ trunk in her room, surrounded by her sisters.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The one next toit is where we have the measles.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • He had always hated the discipline, as every normal animal does, but it was just and true and inevitable as measles, not to be denied or cursed, only to be hated.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Have you had any recent viral infection, including poliomyelitis, hepatitis, mononucleosis, mumps, measles, varicella, or herpes?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • When one cousin caught the measles or mumps, we were all quarantined together so as to get that childhood illness over and done with.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • All I can think of is the picture in our Catechism of a valentine with measles.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I have also in my possession, you will be pleased to hear, certificates of Miss Cardew’s birth, baptism, whooping cough, registration, vaccination, confirmation, and the measles; both the German and the English variety.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Ed promptly went off to fight in France in World War I. Just as promptly, he was laid low with both the measles and the mumps.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Babies came to the county health department with ant bites that looked like measles.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • These three characteristics — one, contagiousness; two, the fact that little causes can have big effects; and three, that change happens not gradually but at one dramatic moment — are the same three principles that define how measles moves through a grade-school classroom or the flu attacks every winter.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • There were two children down with the measles, his wife was ailing, and he had a whitlow on his thumb.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • One case that the surgeon says is measles.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He had not neglected Mrs. Larcher’s when they had the measles, nor indeed would Mrs. Vincy have wished that he should.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …bring breaks that pipe an inch wider, and the harder you work the more is demanded of you, and you stand slinging buckets forty hours a week, then forty-eight, then fifty-six-for your neighbor’s supper-for his wife’s operation-for his child’s measles-for his mother’s wheel chair —for his uncle’s shirt-for his nephew’s schooling-for the baby next door-for the baby to be born-for anyone anywhere around youit’s theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures-and yours to work, from sunup to…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I’d feel sorry that so many Haitian children still died of measles—though not in Zanmi Lasante’s catchment area—but I’d also feel that I could never be sorry enough to satisfy him.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He had the measles and the hooping-cough.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • ’Indeed,’ said Mrs Nickleby, ’I don’t think she ever was better, since she had the hooping-cough, scarlet-fever, and measles, all at the same time, and that’s the fact.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • His father was an amateur jazz pianist, so Russo’s ear was tuned from an early age, but it wasn’t until he got both the measles and the mumps simultaneously, in third grade, that he discovered classical music.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Percy Northumberland Driscoll, brother to the judge, and younger than he by five years, was a married man, and had had children around his hearthstone; but they were attacked in detail by measles, croup, and scarlet fever, and this had given the doctor a chance with his effective antediluvian methods; so the cradles were empty.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Red acne covered his face like the measles.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
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