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inflammation around the wound
  swelling, redness, and other body tissue response to injury or infection
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  • inflammation around the wound
  • Researches found a surprising link between inflammation and heart attacks.
  • Many of us became ill through it; Wolf actually died of inflammation of the lung.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • His feverish state and the inflammation of his bowels, which were injured, were in the doctor’s opinion sure to carry him off.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • The inflammation in her belly and the pain in her breasts began to subside.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • They both came immediately, M. Morrel bringing a doctor, and the doctor said it was inflammation of the bowels, and ordered him a limited diet.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Beyond was a fringe of excitement, and farther than that fringe the inflammation had not crept as yet.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Pausing, Green gingerly touched a boil on the back of his neck, a mature inflammation that seemed, like its angry wearer, about to burst.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Swelling and inflammation had forced the twisted catgut threads to cut deep into his flesh, while beads of clear liquid oozed from the wound.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Like those membranes which arise from certain inflammations and form in the human body, the network of secret societies began to spread all over the country.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • I only had to suffer muscular atony, an inflammation of the joints or simply a nasty knock, and my career as a pianist would be over.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Cerebral inflammation was complete and had brought on a paralysis of movement and sensation.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • For that matter, high-strung and finely sensitive, the ill treatment had flung him into a fever, which was fed by the inflammation of his parched and swollen throat and tongue.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • If you’ve got a fracture you don’t want inflammation.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I have stated that when Dr. Flint put Ellen in jail, at two years old, she had an inflammation of the eyes, occasioned by measles.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • For example, syphilis causes an inflammation of the aorta, a very specific, peculiar reaction.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Yellow Fever (which is a disease from tropical America and West Africa which causes a high fever, acute nephritis, jaundice and hemorrhages, and it is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito called Aedes aegyptl, which used to be called Stegomyia fasciata; and nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys).
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I was born with inflammation of the lungs, and of everything else, I believe, that was capable of inflammation,’ returned Mr. Bounderby.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • In spite of these words and this smile, which so frightened Varya, when the inflammation was over and he began to recover, he felt that he was completely free from one part of his misery.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He was sickening for an attack of an inflammation of the brain.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • All this time Henchard’s smouldering sentiments towards Lucetta had been fanned into higher and higher inflammation by the circumstances of the case.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • so that purulent meningitides that go for the base of the brain cause an almost mass-like inflammation there.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • A gamekeeper, cured by the doctor of inflammation of the lungs, had given madame a little Italian greyhound; she took her out walking, for she went out sometimes in order to be alone for a moment, and not to see before her eyes the eternal garden and the dusty road.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • There’s some rigidity and some inflammation.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The inflammation round his wound, he sensed, was growing, and the skin was becoming tighter, harder, with something, not blood, leaking out of it onto his shirt.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I made up my mind that a man confined to his room by inflammation of the lungs, a fellow who had only two wishes left in the world, to see a particular woman, and then to die, could neatly accomplish those two wishes at one stroke by taking this journey in the rain.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • There was John Gibbs hadn’t a mole on his face no more nor you have, an’ I was all for having you hire him; an’ so you did hire him, an’ if he hadn’t died o’ th’ inflammation, as we paid Dr. Turnbull for attending him, he’d very like ha’ been drivin’ the wagon now.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • At about this time, too, I made three discoveries: first, that Mrs. Crupp was a martyr to a curious disorder called ’the spazzums’, which was generally accompanied with inflammation of the nose, and required to be constantly treated with peppermint; secondly, that something peculiar in the temperature of my pantry, made the brandy-bottles burst; thirdly, that I was alone in the world, and much given to record that circumstance in fragments of English versification.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Towards evening he arrived, and pronounced the disease to be acute inflammation induced by Clym’s night studies, continued in spite of a cold previously caught, which had weakened his eyes for the time.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • And he has already dropped such hints to me as puzzle me—I say, as puzzle me,’ said Newman, scratching his red nose into a state of violent inflammation, and staring at Nicholas with all his might and main meanwhile.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He noted that the injected cattle showed no inflammation nor rise in temperature.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • No cases of fever with local inflammation?
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Jefferson battled a head cold and suffered from inflammation of the eyes.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It was getting better, the inflammation was going down, and AP was doing ultrasound on my shoulder.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Or was there, as he suspected, a mild, endemic inflammation along the passage that carried urine out?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The contracted muscles of my throat relaxed—and the inflammation of my lips in some measure subsided.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • For days doctor and nurse strove with him, hoping that the leaping inflammation would not strike at his heart.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He did not contradict his clever and eloquent counsel, who argued that the brain fever, or inflammation of the brain, was the cause of the crime; clearly proving that this malady had existed long before the murder was perpetrated, and had been brought on by the sufferings of the accused.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • There ’s never none of these demure boys come to any proof; for thin drink doth so over-cool their blood, and making many fish-meals, that they fall into a kind of male green-sickness; and then, when they marry, they get wenches: they are generally fools and cowards; which some of us should be too, but for inflammation.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • And as to that Betty as was dairymaid at Trent’s before she come to me, she’d ha’ left the cheeses without turning from week’s end to week’s end, and the dairy thralls, I might ha’ wrote my name on ’em, when I come downstairs after my illness, as the doctor said it was inflammation—it was a mercy I got well of it.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Only in the buds that spotted it all over like drops of candle grease there was something not in accord with the rest, something superfluous, some disturbance, perhaps dirt or an inflammation causing them to swell, and the disturbance, superfluity, and dirt were the signs of life, which had already set the most forward of the trees on fire with its green leafy flame.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The herbs are more for the inflammation—" my mother begins calmly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • There’ll be no inflammation though."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • …Abuses Of Publicans Again, there is sometimes in a Common-wealth, a Disease, which resembleth the Pleurisie; and that is, when the Treasure of the Common-wealth, flowing out of its due course, is gathered together in too much abundance, in one, or a few private men, by Monopolies, or by Farmes of the Publique Revenues; in the same manner as the Blood in a Pleurisie, getting into the Membrane of the breast, breedeth there an Inflammation, accompanied with a Fever, and painfull stitches.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Inflammation spread to adjacent blood vessels; lured to the scene of the accident, white corpuscles now arrived; death by congealing proceeded apace.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I was born with inflammation of the lungs, and of everything else, I believe, that was capable of inflammation,’ returned Mr. Bounderby.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • If you had any foreign bodies in your legs they would set up an inflammation and you’d have fever.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Just at the junction of chin and throat was a big red inflammation.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • and what happens to them when they are surrounded with mass-like gelatinous inflammation (pus?) they get pinched.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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