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as in: induce symptoms Define
to cause something to arise or happen
  • She was suffering from alcohol-induced stupidity.
  • The doctor intentionally induced a coma.

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  • "I am suffering from a temporary blindness induced by trauma," said William Spiver.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Suppose it were as you suppose, supposing Dr. Jekyll to have been—well, murdered, what could induce the murderer to stay?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Olfactory hallucination, induced by sensual telepathy.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • ...while my own speed-induced body odor reeked ever stronger,
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • My excessive fatigue induced me to remain prostrate; and sleep soon overtook me as I lay.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Fear, he realizes, helps to keep him awake, so he decides to induce it.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • While I may have had some version of hormone-induced success with women, I had very little experience when it came to girls I cared about. Despite the fact that only a day had passed since we’d met, I already knew I was in new territory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • If I stay. If I live. It’s up to me.
    All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It’s not up to the doctors. It’s not up to the absentee angels. It’s not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It’s up to me.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

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  • Gladers fought, panic-induced adrenaline driving them on.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He asked about the humility that death induced.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • It simply induces a seizure.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • It was a sensation in the fatal birthmark, not painful, but which induced a restlessness throughout her system.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • And he had other delicious little self-induced pains. He thought how the rats had gnawed ragged holes in the red saddle, and how the mice had nibbled Gabilan’s tail until it was stringy and thin. He usually ran the last little way to the barn.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Magic and beasts only exist in fairy tales—or maybe drug-induced hallucinations.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "Now that’s inducing humility," Koppel said, laughing.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Guys and girls continued to tramp up and down the stairs, flirting with booze-induced courage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Temporary blindness induced by trauma.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Why hadn’t "TERRIBLE THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!" done an issue on temporary blindness induced by trauma?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • His mention of sleep induces an involuntary yawn from me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Inducement of medication (Refer: Medical Unit Group) plus preknowledge interrogation failed to bring forth suspected knowledge of Subject A. Psychiatric reports (Refer: Psychiatric Profiles Plus Analyses) corroborate results of OZK series tapes.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • As if the taunting gave Thomas a sudden burst of courage, he walked over to the lit door, ignoring the creaking floorboards and laughter downstairs—ignoring the onslaught of words he didn’t understand, suppressing the dreadful feelings they induced.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Crank Powerful Words Strong enough to latch on to me, bear the weight and lift me, induce buoyancy, float me in a brilliant, blue sky above the reach of personal demons.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The driver drove at reckless speeds, through towns and cities, the heavy rain obscuring most of the view Lights and buildings were warped and watery, like something out of a drug-induced hallucination.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
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as in: induce him to Define
to persuade somebody to do something
  • The baby wasn’t getting enough nutrients and oxygen, so we induced labor.
  • I’m doing a little yoga for general health and to help prevent stress-induced weight gain.

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  • She has an eating disorder that is resulting in self-induced starvation.
  • I induced the editor of a leading monthly review to commission an article from Sweet on the imperial importance of his subject.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • On the second day the calls are fainter; that will be because his lips and mouth have become dry. Our Company Commander has promised next turn of leave with three days extra to anyone who finds him. That is a powerful inducement, but we would do all that is possible without that for his cry is terrible.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amongst other things he was a dope pedlar and he was responsible for inducing the daughter of friends of mine to take to drugs.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • "O my master," replied the fisherman (and Shasta knew by the wheedling tone the greedy look that was probably coming into his face as he said it), "what price could induce your servant, poor though he is, to sell into slavery his only child and his own flesh?"
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • So in order for me to continue to make love to you, I would very much appreciate it if you would make alternative contraceptive arrangements so that we don’t find ourselves in a pregnancy-induced marriage with an expiration date on it.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • This they found no easy matter, for the birds, left so long alone, were shy, and nothing would induce them to come on shore and be caught.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The more claims on life, therefore, that your patient can be induced to make, the more often he will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters

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  • Algernon.  Nothing will induce me to part with Bunbury, and if you ever get married, which seems to me extremely problematic, you will be very glad to know Bunbury.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • "I submit," replied she calmly. "And, Aylmer, I shall quaff whatever draught you bring me; but it will be on the same principle that would induce me to take a dose of poison if offered by your hand."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • He had quite made up his mind that nothing would induce him ever to see her again.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I do believe,
    Induced by potent circumstances
    That thou art mine enemy.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Here he goes again, inducing me into submission by a simple switch in demeanor.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’ve only had one guy come close to provoking a physical or emotional response from me once, and that turned out to be a self-induced delusion.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • That leaves us with Blore and if you tell me that after shooting Lombard and inducing Vera Claythorne.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • And nothing would induce him to come up.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • But, Rodya, nothing would induce me to leave you now
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Crime And Punishment
  • Great exertions were made to induce the king to remove the governor.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • Nothing will induce him to confess it himself.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Two Destinies
  • I have no doubt, however, but that Miss Morse will induce you to change your mind.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Illustrious Prince
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  • At any rate she induced father to give up his place as a farm-hand, sell his horse and embark on an independent enterprise of his own.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • The self-possession of that man had somehow induced a corresponding state in myself.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer

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  • One man in Louie’s squadron had chronic, stress-induced nosebleeds.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He affected Alaska’s voice then, making it more shrill and headache-inducing than it actually was.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • One or two lynchings went a long way toward inducing docility among even a large group of people, for people respond strongly to strong incentives.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Could I have foreseen what I have and am like to experience, no consideration upon earth should have induced me to accept this command.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Besides, if it proved otherwise, they would have all the more inducement to improve it.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Behind his lip were six false front teeth not even Jean Louise could induce him to take out and show her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • We had to give you a high enough dosage of penicillin to induce seizurelike symptoms.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • She only barely remembered the drug-induced fog, her mushy thoughts.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • It was a taste of obedience without an order, and I didn’t like it any better than the Lucinda-induced kind.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I thought that in time I might perhaps induce some clan chieftain to, well, to allow me to serve him in some way.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And it was, indeed, some time before he could be induced to say anything, and when he did it wasn’t much.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • It still haunts me, and induces a sort of home-feeling with the past, which I scarcely claim in reference to the present phase of the town.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • My aunt conceived a great attachment for her, by which she was induced to give her an education superior to that which she had at first intended.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • No amount of sighing could induce Atticus to let us spend Christmas day at home.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • At last Ralph induced him to hold the shell but by then the blow of laughter had taken away the child’s voice.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He is, indeed; but, considering the inducement, my dear Miss Eliza, we cannot wonder at his complaisance—for who would object to such a partner?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • What can have induced him to behave so cruelly?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • My own imperfect health has induced me to give some attention to those palliative resources which the divine mercy has placed within our reach.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And nothing would induce him to come up.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • This seemed to have been her principal inducement, originally, for taking up her residence there.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Mrs. Rouncewell might have been sufficiently assured by hearing the rain, but that she is rather deaf, which nothing will induce her to believe.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • These evidences of an incompatibility of temper induced Miss Betsey to pay him off, and effect a separation by mutual consent.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Your manner, which I must say does not seem intended to propitiate, induces me to think it possible.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I thanked her, without making any demonstration of joy, lest it should induce her to withdraw her assent.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But on the other hand, as Emma wants to see her better informed, it will be an inducement to her to read more herself.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Gabriel was about to advance and restore the missing article when an unexpected performance induced him to suspend the action for the present.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • It did not suit his sense of propriety, and he was silenced, till induced by further smiles and liveliness to put the matter by for the present.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Mr. Squeers with some difficulty inducing the pony to obey also, they started off, leaving the cart-load of infant misery to follow at leisure.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It induced him to consider the boy more attentively, and he was surprised to observe the extraordinary mixture of garments which formed his dress.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • As to Franz, he had no longer any inducement to remain at Monte Cristo.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • What on earth induced her to behave as she did, I never could understand.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • They were renowned not only for their brutal killings, but also for celebrating their slayings by plunging themselves into drug-induced stupors.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Sire, twenty per cent would hardly seem proper inducement to stay.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She watched him without moving from the chair, seeing the crackling sense of drug-induced energy in his movements, seeing the fatigue beneath.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • , to induce him to receive the latter thus accompanied.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Each angle of it induced a different impression.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Helen, our Base Camp manager, had a grinding altitude-induced headache that wouldn’t go away.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Who can tell what flattering view he had induced himself to take of his own suicide?
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Florentino Ariza thought that terror alone could induce such indignities, but one of the three girls surprised him with the contradictory truth.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It was with difficulty that his aunt induced him to put the book down for tea.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • But a system of inducement which might have carried weaker country lasses along with it had merely repelled Eustacia.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • This led the Sophists to raise the question of what was natural and what was socially induced.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I could not be induced to tell where the key was.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • No-science has not yet induced the hens to conform to modern tastes, they still lay eggs of different sizes and colours!
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • "Inducing chemicals on unknowing people is a violation of ." She slipped deeper, barely felt him unbutton her shirt.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Drink can and does induce personality changes.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • He wished Andrew could be induced to work harder.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Soon after we got settled in some manner in our new cabin in West Virginia, I induced my mother to get hold of a book for me.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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