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The electric car has no tailpipe that spews out noxious fumes.
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noxious noxiously noxiousness
While someone who is obnoxious is annoying, something that is noxious is actually dangerous.
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  • The electric car has no tailpipe that spews out noxious fumes.
  • noxious chemical wastes
  • Even the brush-wood is an imported fruit-tree, namely, the guava, which from its abundance has become as noxious as a weed.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • The noxious tar smell permeates the air.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • Some of the migrants bolt down the ladders, trying to escape the noxious haze.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or...
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was muggy and humid in Chicago, and the smoky exhaust of double-parked cars made the heavy air noxious.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The air filled with noxious gas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • They bear no trace of the noxious green slime that came from Glimmer’s body — which leads me to believe that might not have been wholly real — but they have a fair amount of dried blood on them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The pig stomped around and tore down half an acre of trees, belching a cloud of noxious gas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • His first offering is a Beethoven cello sonata, and this drab concrete corner of downtown Los Angeles, with its nearby settlement of bug-bitten denizens and moving clouds of noxious vehicle exhaust, is transformed into a place of lilting repose.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The air became deathly still once again and a noxious smell seeped into the clearing.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Smoke billowed into the room, thick and noxious.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • A rush of moist, noxious air swept up and over Mark, and he gagged.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • That summer of the Pestilence was brutally hot, and the stench of rotting flesh hung in the air like an invisible, noxious fog.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • A shadow appeared in the doorway behind him, and a moment later we were overcome by a noxious wave of stench.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Well, more like sputtered to life and spewed out noxious fumes from the exhaust that made her cough like mad.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Now I take a deep breath and hold the noxious fumes in my lungs.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • "Ji-li, what does ’noxious’ mean?"
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I led the gang quickly into the greasy, noxious hold and prayed silently that none of them would die of carbon monoxide on the trip over.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For me the enemy in that global war was the Japanese, and my ignorance of the anguish hovering like a noxious gray smog over places with names like Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen was complete.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Noxious clouds expanded around the giant, filling the ruins like thick cigar smoke.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Their bodies gave off noxious odors, too, gases so strong they made my eyes water.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • But poor Andy —even before he was skipped ahead a grade—had always been a chronically picked-upon kid: scrawny, twitchy, lactose-intolerant, with skin so pale it was almost transparent, and a penchant for throwing out words like ’noxious’ and ’chthonic’ in casual conversation.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It was very bitter, but they wandered about the fields seeking it and dug it out with their sabers and ate it, though they were ordered not to do so, as it was a noxious plant.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Flames leapt from the engine, filling the back of the car with noxious fumes.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The insurgents become noxious, infected with the plague.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The noxious fumes made it difficult to breathe.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The firemen arrived in minutes, spraying some noxious chemical into the Dumpster.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • In 217 the bathtub suddenly split in two, letting out a small flood of greenish, noxious-smelling water.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • CHAPTER 5: MISSING IN ACTION Commander Root was sucking on a particularly noxious fungus cigar.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • There was more water here, a tiny, noxiously sulfurous spring that Jeb said they sometimes used as a second latrine because it was no good for drinking.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • That I killed a vile noxious insect, an old pawnbroker woman, of use to no one!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • His gloom seeped through the house, oozing under doorways like some noxious gas, so that all of them became infected by it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Oh, if only we had the chemical methods that would enable us to drive out this noxious gas!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Jabberwocky were huge, ferocious creatures living in the Volcanic Plains-a land of active volcanoes, lava rivers, and geysers of noxious gas, extremely dangerous for any Wonderlander to enter.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • I first slung our hammocks from the roots of the tree, which, meeting above us, formed an arched roof, then covering the whole with sailcloth, we made a temporary tent, which would at least keep off the night damps and noxious insects.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • ’This noxious fool’ (meaning the manager) ’is capable of prying into my boxes when I am not looking.’
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • But intriguing people have to invent a noxious, dangerous party.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For this, our third night in the village, I decided to escape the noxious smudge by moving into a tent, pitched just outside, that Rob and Mike had vacated when they went to Base Camp.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "Be careful with that one, all of you," he commanded, spewing out noxious smoke.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Evil company on earth is so noxious that the plants, as if by instinct, withdraw from the company of whatsoever is deadly or hurtful to them.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The next day there was an evacuation for noxious odor.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Let him who calls me wild beast and basilisk, leave me alone as something noxious and evil; let him who calls me ungrateful, withhold his service; who calls me wayward, seek not my acquaintance; who calls me cruel, pursue me not; for this wild beast, this basilisk, this ungrateful, cruel, wayward being has no kind of desire to seek, serve, know, or follow them.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • There is an outer chamber of the brain in which thoughts unowned, unsolicited, and of noxious kind, are sometimes allowed to wander for a moment prior to being sent off whence they came.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • There are noxious fumes all around the district.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • That morning, when Helen apprehensively opened the freezer, she found several hundred pounds of choice and carefully wrapped meat floating in a noxious sea of melted ice cream and liquified butter.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Doctors warned women away from automobiles, fearing slow suffocation in noxious fumes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The water in the bucket became murky with noxious discharge.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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