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indigestion


She suffers indigestion when she is stressed or eats too quickly.
  discomfort (such as fullness, stomach pain, and gas) caused by difficulty in digesting food
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More formally known as dyspepsia.
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  • She suffers indigestion when she is stressed or eats too quickly.
  • Here’s a dilemma for you. I was sitting in the Palm, a famous steakhouse, trying to enjoy a rib-eye steak cooked medium rare. On the table in front of me, open to the first page, was a copy of a book about animal rights called Animal Liberation.  If that sounds like a recipe for indigestion, well, that was sort of the idea.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • He adopted a shrewd expression, which, on S.Q., looked rather as if he had severe indigestion.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I seem to have a touch of indigestion.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • But it was as if I’d eaten something that was giving me indigestion.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • In fact it was nothing—indigestion, the doctors decided six hours later, and he was sent home along with all four of his children, the other three having assembled at the hospital as soon as Nora phoned them.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The stuff of my indigestion, perhaps.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Thinking I would give Jamie time to recover, both from pique and indigestion, I stayed in my own room most of the next day, reading an herbal Brother Ambrose had provided me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And if indigestion it is, we can always dose him.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I won’t have you keeping me up all night with your indigestion.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • He suffered from indigestion.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Francon had indigestion, so I went there as his representative.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Say it’s only indigestion, say so, Mary!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The poor thing probably died of indigestion because Tita fed it too much.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Maybe it was the idea of Andy, but somehow they gave me indigestion.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Then arose a slim, melancholy girl, whose face had the "interesting" paleness that comes of pills and indigestion, and read a "poem."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I feel within me the manifest prognostics of indigestion.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • We won’t have a business career-we’ve given that up because it gave us nervous indigestion!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • She looked more disappointed, as if she’d been planning to have me for supper, but had decided I might give her indigestion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion; leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I always deemed him the victim of two evil powers—ambition and indigestion.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • His favorite job was caring for Hannibal the elephant, but he’d managed to mess that up, too—giving Hannibal indigestion by feeding him peanuts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I would probably have indigestion if I ate one-now that I no longer felt ashamed of the things I had always loved, I probably could no longer digest very many of them.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • And that was the result of the Indian climate, and marriage, and indigestion, and other things of that kind.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • And if Mr. Ned Land did not repent of his gluttony at our oyster fest, it’s because oysters are the only dish that never causes indigestion.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Bursting with money and indigestion.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Thought I had a touch of indigestion, you know, until the bleeding started up.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • During the years he was never sick, except of course for the chronic indigestion which was universal, and still is, with men who live alone, cook for themselves, and eat in solitude.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It made the sound of iron indigestion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Horrible, fluffy things that give me hair balls and indigestion .
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It is indigestion, no doubt?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And justabout the time I got ready to begin on it because if Earlthought I was going to dashup the street and gobble twobits worth of indigestion on his account he wasbad fooled.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Had you come into the room you might have supposed the old man had unpleasant dreams or perhaps indigestion.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • We were constantly taking bicarbonate of soda for indigestion.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Because of a kind of scientific superstition he never worked, or read, or bathed, or made love until two hours of digestion had gone by, and it was such a deep-rooted belief that several times he held up military operations so as not to submit the troops to the risks of indigestion.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "If people of my age WILL eat chicken-salad in the evening what are they to expect?" she enquired; and, the doctor having opportunely modified her dietary, the stroke was transformed into an attack of indigestion.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She carne in smiling big at two farmers who wanted Papa to extend credit for a new mule, and then greeted Mr. Cratic Flournoy, who was complaining of indigestion.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • He took a long pull at it, with his eyes on the impassive child, the baked street, the vultures moving in the sky like indigestion spots.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Father Hoyt looked as if something in the meal had caused him indigestion even though he had eaten almost nothing.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The lack, in Lady Caroline’s face, of any sense of evil, except the evil wrought by cowardly Provencal girls and stupid police, confounded him; yet he had long concluded that certain classes of English people lived upon a concentrated essence of the anti-social that, in comparison, reduced the gorgings of New York to something like a child contracting indigestion from ice cream.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "Do you mean to say," said Sloane stolidly, "that ’em you had some sort of indigestion that made you act like a maniac last night, you’re never coming on Broadway again?"
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Because there was still no warrant for him, you see: it was just public opinion in an acute state of indigestion; and now other horsemen rode into the square and became aware of the situation, so that there was quite a posse waiting when he walked out onto the gallery.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • LuLing, Art, Ruth, and various cousins were sitting poolside in the backyard—or lanai, as Auntie Gal referred to it—where Uncle Edmund had fired up a grill to barbecue enough slabs of spare ribs to give everyone indigestion.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • It was drawled out, broken by shouts from the neighboring tables, by mechanical love-making to the waitress, by stertorous grunts as the coffee filled him with dizziness and indigestion.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • There an’t better land in the country than this perwerse lad grazed on, and yet he goes and catches cold and indigestion and what not, and then his friends brings a lawsuit against ME!
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Listen, in dreams and especially in nightmares, from indigestion or anything, a man sees sometimes such artistic visions, such complex and real actuality, such events, even a whole world of events, woven into such a plot, with such unexpected details from the most exalted matters to the last button on a cuff, as I swear Leo Tolstoy has never invented.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • To convince Carp of his mistake, so that he would have to eat his own words with a good deal of indigestion, would be an agreeable accident of triumphant authorship, which the prospect of living to future ages on earth and to all eternity in heaven could not exclude from contemplation.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The sharp reprimand was not lost upon her, and in time it came to pass that for "fay" she said "succeed"; that she no longer spoke of "dumbledores" but of "humble bees"; no longer said of young men and women that they "walked together," but that they were "engaged"; that she grew to talk of "greggles" as "wild hyacinths"; that when she had not slept she did not quaintly tell the servants next morning that she had been "hag-rid," but that she had "suffered from indigestion."
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The sleep stuff or the indigestion?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • No one else in the world could without dying of indigestion.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
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