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  • Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization in children.
  • They removed the carpet from my bedroom because of my asthma.
  • She had been hospitalized once before for appendicitis, had mild asthma, and was generally healthy.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He’d stop chasing me because he had asthma, and by the time he caught his breath I would be miles away.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer

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  • "My auntie told me not to run," he explained, "on account of my asthma."
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I felt one of my asthma attacks coming on.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • But Benny got the asthma tonight, so Minny ain’t gone make it.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Chicago has one of the worst asthma problems in the United States.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She sends $10 across town to her mother to help her buy heart and asthma medicine.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Remedios went over and asked some questions about the fish that Aureliano could not answer because he was seized with a sudden attack of asthma.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • It made her feel essential to him when she’d crack a bawdy joke about some mutual acquaintance and see him fall back onto a sofa, scissoring his feet in the air, laughing so hard that his asthma kicked up.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I was the only boy in our school what had asthma," said the fat boy with a touch of pride.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • My auntie wouldn’t let me blow on account of my asthma.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • My asthma
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I can barely breathe already—and I got asthma, too.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Fat kid asthma attack.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • His family maintained that he was beaten by police and jail officials who then denied him his asthma inhaler and medication despite his begging for it.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Dr. Weil had warned that I might experience very brief episodes of asthma-like attacks, but the sensation was sharper than that, not like a constriction but a pointed, burning ache deep in the square of my chest, like a rifle shot passing cleanly through.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • One did not sweat there and only those who had asthma tried to avoid these vacations.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "Just a bad case of asthma," Henri tells him, and walks past.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Rhea’s laugh reminded me of a piglet with asthma.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • ’tis a rare cure for asthma, he says.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Not only have you struck him, you have provoked his asthma!
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • "Is it his asthma?" he says.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • I feel sorry for the boys with flat feet or severe asthma or partial deafness who I see in the store after their buddies are gone, aimlessly wandering the aisles.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • An Yi had severe asthma.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I must be staring, because Mrs. Scharff explains, "Brian has asthma."
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It creaked and lurched up to the dock like an arthritic old man, wheezing and coughing a diesel asthma that appeared incurable.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He came out as a young man for his asthma and he never could get used to the dry.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • He developed asthma in his sixties.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • An asthma patient walks in without an appointment and needs respiratory treatments and close monitoring of his peak flows and oxygen saturation.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She had asthma pretty bad.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Two older men, one with a cast on his leg, the other wheezing with asthma, and a young man of fifteen or sixteen who’d had appendix surgery.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Not because she was wet, or dozing or had what sounded like asthma, but because amid all that she was smiling.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He’d been born three months prematurely, and he suffered from asthma, poor vision, and a lack of fine-motor coordination.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • As of 2005—the most recent year figures were available—the U.S. government had issued patents relating to the use of about 20 percent of known human genes, including genes for Alzheimer’s, asthma, colon cancer, and, most famously, breast cancer.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Madame Magloire was a little, fat, white old woman, corpulent and bustling; always out of breath,—in the first place, because of her activity, and in the next, because of her asthma.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her just to move about the home, every other day would be spent struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • ’Oh yes, sir, he is at home,’ said Minnie; ’the weather don’t suit his asthma out of doors.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Her excitement brought on an attack of asthma, to which she was subject.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It was a terrible thing—unlike pure heat it held no promise of rural escape but suggested only roads choked with the same foul asthma.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • This one cured asthma.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • During this time the wet climate did not agree with my younger son, Cazimir, who was twice hospitalized for acute asthma.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • But, of course, La Romana has already been spoken for by Tia Flor’s little goddaughter, who suffers from asthma and shouldn’t be contradicted.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • And old Barlow the macebearer laid up with asthma, no mace on the table, nothing in order, no quorum even, and Hutchinson, the lord mayor, in Llandudno and little Lorcan Sherlock doing locum tenens for him.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’Thquire!’ said Mr. Sleary, who was troubled with asthma, and whose breath came far too thick and heavy for the letter s, ’Your thervant!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Nancy’s asthma began to worry him.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In it was a good-natured-looking old woman with a dropsy, or an asthma, or perhaps both.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Rachelle wants desperately to smoke, but she has asthma.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • The Valley’s hot, damp climate had her red-eyed and runny-nosed from asthma and hay fever all the time, and the work at the milking stool hurt her back.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
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