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She suffered from exposure to toxic substances.
  poisonous or harmful
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  • She suffered from exposure to toxic substances.
  • toxic waste
  • The plant that poisoned him was not known to be toxic, indeed, he’d been safely eating its roots for weeks.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The salt I had gathered in San Francisco Bay was too toxic to serve.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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  • It’s only toxic while it’s wet.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • His body spray was at a less-than-toxic level.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Fear pushed up and through Thomas’s chest, like toxic gas rejected by his stomach.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Then he finds out that the land came with a bunker full of toxic chemicals seeping into the ground.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Amy was toxic, yet I couldn’t imagine a world without her entirely.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Nicotine is a toxic waste of time.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty

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  • I’ve encountered cobwebs and loads of dust and some mysterious slimy substance that might be toxic mold, but this is the first truly gross thing I’ve seen.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • They thought it was toxic, especially at times like this.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The two classrooms had been overrun with a virulent toxic killer mold that crawled over textbooks, walls, and furniture and made many people sick.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Toxic if used excessively.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Raffe dug the ditch instead of working on the truly toxic part of the latrines, but not everyone was that lucky.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Her face turning purple as she struggled to breathe the toxic air.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • ) The doors of the school flew open and the students burst from the building as if there had been some kind of toxic-waste spill inside.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • "Lil Spicer," he said, still looking at the pencil, "perhaps during today’s experiment, you should allow Doug Swieteck to handle the more toxic chemicals."
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • He didn’t complain about his remaining kidney or his damaged liver and lungs from living around such toxic elements.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The fumes had dissipated so it wasn’t toxic to hang out in the room anymore, but the mood was grim.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He is still murmuring, trying to talk himself off some innermost ledge, and she can feel fear pumping off him, virulent, toxic; it reminds her of fumes billowing off the vats of formalin in the Department of Zoology.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But I was still watching that kid, the way he seemed to cloud the air around him with silent, toxic fury.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • "Thanks," she told Elliot, flashing him a toxic smile that, for reasons beyond me, mesmerized the opposite sex.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The smell was medicinal, toxic.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But I loved the smell — bracingly toxic—and the feel of old wood under my hands.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • A derailed train with a pool of toxic waste spilling from the tank cars.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • If you don’t count the ruins of District 13 that still smolder from the toxic bombs.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The head crumpled, spraying venom and ichor; Clary rolled to one side, but some of the toxic substance splattered onto her torso.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Through her mask, she reports that unfortunately a study has just today determined that the mines of District 13 are still too toxic to approach.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The melted metal—it could be, like, toxic sludge or something.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • They spent their days breathing in toxic coal dust and asbestos, which they brought home to their wives and daughters, who inhaled it while shaking the men’s clothes out for the wash.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But demon blood is toxic stuff.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Cigarette smoke, toxic curls in the stairwell at my feet, soft voices rising, pheromone fog.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • He handled the items as if they were toxic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Then, inside the earth and so far away from the man or woman who had laced a garden with toxic bait, an entire family of rabbits would curl into themselves and die.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • After that, Hammond had agreed to study dilophosaur venom, which was found to contain seven different toxic enzymes.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It’s the toxic waste of small towns.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Still, I knew I was in for a brutal time, especially since the surgery needed to be followed by an extremely toxic regimen of chemotherapy and radiation.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Its bloody light burned down on the Chessboard Desert through a cloud-clotted sky, toxic vapors burping continuously out of the factory engaged in manufacturing Redd’s war machines.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Pancreatic, Microstatic, Anti-toxic, Doom!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • This toxic vegetation has increased beneath the seas of the Torrid Zone, so the disease spreads unchecked from the mouth of the Rio de la Plata to Florida!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Too much of a good thing, you know…. highly toxic in large quantities.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The air got too full, once, of chemicals, rays, radiation, the water swarmed with toxic molecules, all of that takes years to clean up, and meanwhile they creep into your body, camp out in your fatty cells.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • And she believes that toxic injection of live bovine virus marked the beginning of Christa’s brain dysfunction.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Plenty of the black kids arrived there from toxic inner-city junior high schools and were creatively gifted but short of basic skills.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Ira Hayes was toxic in Rene’s presence.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Her mother, she often mused, had been fatally attracted to two things: booze and toxic men.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Because anyone that can make you feel that bad about yourself is toxic, you know?
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • ’He’s cut down considerably on the toxic emissions.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • When nicotine reaches toxic levels in a mouse (nicotine is, after all, a poison) it has a seizure — its tail goes rigid; it begins running wildly around its cage; its head starts to jerk and snap; and eventually it flips over on its back.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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