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I felt a sense of vertigo as I looked over the ledge.
  a dizzy sensation or a feeling that you are about to fall
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  • I felt a sense of vertigo as I looked over the ledge.
  • She suffers vertigo from an inner ear infection.
  • My foot slips on a particularly crumbly bit of stone, and I hug the cliff face until the vertigo sweeps past.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • For a moment I feel a hot flush of embarrassment, like nausea or vertigo.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • The holotech off the side of the Cliff had been completely shut down, and the once-vertigo-inducing view had been transformed into simple black stucco.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • He felt like he had vertigo.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Mae attempted levity: "I guess you don’t put anyone with vertigo up here."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • A sense of vertigo seeps in.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She had spent hours on elaborate murals of events from the past, images from the future she’d seen in prophecies, favorite quotes from books and music, and abstract designs so good they would have given M. C. Escher vertigo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • They pressed him forward, down the stairs, and when he reached the platform he felt a twinge of vertigo as they steered him too close to the tracks.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • Werner tells himself: So do I. So do I. And yet at other times, despite his ambitions, he is visited by instants of vertigo; he sees Jutta holding the smashed pieces of their radio and feels uncertainty steal into his gut.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Through the topsy-turvy vertigo that slammed into me, I turned toward Zu, my eyes adjusting just enough to make out her silhouette.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I was so hungry that I had begun to salivate, and felt a touch of vertigo.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’ve come to enjoy the risk, the sensation of vertigo when I realize that I’ve shot right over the border of the socially acceptable, that I’m walking on thin ice, on empty air.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Sometimes they’d walk right through her, leaving her with vertigo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I was talking faster and faster, trying to keep the vertigo at bay with the sound of my own voice.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • …had vanished from under me I’d felt drowned and extinguished by vastness—not just the predictable vastness of time, and space, but the impassable distances between people even when they were within arm’s reach of each other, and with a swell of vertigo I thought of all the places I’d been and all the places I hadn’t, a world lost and vast and unknowable, dingy maze of cities and alleyways, far-drifting ash and hostile immensities, connections missed, things lost and never found, and my…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Vertigo, nausea.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I ended up sleeping better that night than any other I could remember, with my old movie posters of Vertigo and Jaws and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas hanging on the walls around me and my too-long body making my feet stick out over the short wooden railing of the twin bed.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I feel, in passing, a kind of vertigo.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Again they rolled through vertigo and burned with rashes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Sheer curiosity forced its way past terror and vertigo.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The mere shock of vertigo could kill a man.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He felt an uncomfortable sense of vertigo looking at the towering walls, as if he hovered above them instead of sitting at their base.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Edmond was seized with vertigo; he cocked his gun and laid it beside him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The ground spun in a dizzying circle, and vertigo clutched Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • A short distance to my left I saw a vertigo-inducing sea of shacks, rolling out as far as the eye could see.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I have read that there are two fears that cannot be trained out of us: the startle reaction upon hearing an unexpected noise, and vertigo.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I had another moment of vertigo and moved away from the window.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Athos was seized with a kind of vertigo.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The vertigo as I approached the bed, the trepidation.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • But as I moved, an odd wave of vertigo hit.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The room he revealed gave me a strange feeling of vertigo–probably because it was so much taller than it was wide.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • To his credit, he then repeated the exercise, calling, "Again, upside down," but because of their insistence on a gravity that didn’t exist, the boys became awkward when the maneuver was under, as if vertigo seized them.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Abstruse speculations contain vertigo; no, there is nothing to indicate that he risked his mind in apocalypses.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Frank leaned against a tree, trying to control his vertigo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He had a high fever and vertigo.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • A shudder ran up the mast, jarring Roran’s teeth, and the crow’s nest swung in the new direction, making him giddy with vertigo.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • If I sat up too quickly, my head reeled and vertigo set in.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A late winter wind blew the tops around, inducing in her a momentary vertigo.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The window glass was perfectly translucent, providing such a complete illusion that there was nothing between the viewer and the view that it had been known to induce vertigo even in those unafraid of heights.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Mack complied, and when he finally opened his eyes, the sight was so powerful that he experienced vertigo for a few seconds.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I stayed in a darkened bedroom for eight hours at a time while the vertigo spun the bed.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Either he shut his eyes or he had vertigo.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • So he proceeded, impelled both by this irresistible flood, by fear, and by a vertigo which converted all this into a sort of horrible dream.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was a momentary _vertigo_….
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • You can flit back and forth between these perceptions and experience a sort of mental vertigo.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The world seemed to tilt around Eragon; the sensation of vertigo was so intense, he had to grab the edge of the table to steady himself.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Carrie drew in a startled, smothered gasp, and Tommy again felt (but for only a second) that weird vertigo in his mind (carrie carrie carrie carrie) that seemed to blank out all thought but the name and image of this strange girl he was with.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Upstairs a British voice said: "There are forms of vertigo that do not include spinning."
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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