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She suffers from Asperger syndrome.
  a pattern of symptoms associated with an illness; or any recognizable pattern — especially when undesirable
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  • She suffers from Asperger syndrome.
  • But I also have this other syndrome thing that I can’t even pronounce. And these things kind of just morphed together into one big superthing, which is so rare they don’t even have a name for it.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • You might have heard, for example, of battered woman syndrome.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • His saliva had infected me with a strain of Finnegan Ramos Conventional Success Syndrome.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • Parking Need Syndrome.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The Something syndrome.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I asked her once if she might have restless leg syndrome—an ad for the disease was running, the actors’ faces all furrowed in distress as they shook their calves and rubbed their thighs—and Amy said, I have restless everything syndrome.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I remember distinctly a boy named Miles twice peeing his pants, and, with the exception of a kid named Garrison (who I’m certain had some sort of restless leg syndrome), everyone else in the room seemed to actually enjoy the horizontal break.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • She has Meniere’s syndrome.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Big fish in a little pond syndrome?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • By 2002, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a less severe form of autism that made socializing difficult but also provided unique insights into the world.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Mama Brown ended my ruminations over the last-name syndrome by trooping her first-through-fourth graders in for the first-day assembly.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I think it was one of his major disappointments in me that I couldn’t repeat myself, not a single time; for unbeknownst to Farrell, and only partly apparent to me, the McGraw-Hill syndrome of despair and attrition had set in.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • If you get phantom limb syndrome for your entire body, how will you even know?
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • "Maybe he has Stockholm syndrome," Simon suggested.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • "Now we got the four-map syndrome," she said.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • From medical journals he deduced that he was suffering from a newly identified ailment known as post-polio syndrome.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I have a Garnett-Fleischaker syndrome.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Driver ants, Ebola virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome: all these are brooms devised by nature to sweep a small clearing very well.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It’s what they call a compensation syndrome.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • It is our thesis that the psychopathology of such murderers forms at least one specific syndrome which we shall describe.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Asperger’s syndrome, he thought.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • So she told the mother that the baby had asphyxiated, and she reported the death on the forms she sent to San Jose as SIDS: sudden infant death syndrome.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • You see, Danny’s fantasies were considerably deeper than those that grow around the ordinary invisible friend syndrome, but he felt he needed Tony that much more.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He noticed in some of his patients a curious syndrome of symptoms that cropped out in the third and fourth weeks, but he was not able to do much more than swathe cuts and burns.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The defenders of the police, on the other hand, invariably take refuge in what Fyfe calls the split-second syndrome: An officer goes to the scene as quickly as possible.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Or too little vitamin K. Malabsorption syndrome.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • They call it the crab/bucket syndrome: when one crab tries to climb from the bucket, the others pull it back down.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • A crone-prone syndrome.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Twenty years ago, at 18 years old, I felt like a war veteran, with a sort of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Today a battle-scarred Ira Hayes would be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and there would be understanding and treatment available to him.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • In a bizarre twist, the gulf war syndrome, which seemed to be physiological in nature, was dismissed by authorities as simply a modern version of shell shock; these would be the same authorities, of course, who in that earlier age would have denied that shell shock existed.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • What I guess about you is that you have a nobility syndrome.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • It’s normal at this point for the fear-anger syndrome to take over and make you want to hammer on that side plate with a chisel, to pound it off with a sledge if necessary.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • None of this would be mysterious to a young ethnographer-doctor who, like Farmer, was willing to puzzle out the social meanings of the syndrome.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Something like Methuselah syndrome or early Alzheimer’s disease?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Overall the tests pointed to post-traumatic stress syndrome, though she has yet to decide on the strategy to manage it.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • She has another baby born with fetal alcohol syndrome, because she was drinking so much grieving the first baby that she marinated the second one.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • I thought she had Asperger’s syndrome or something like it.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • And when she said this, I saw myself transforming like a werewolf, a mutant tag of DNA suddenly triggered, replicating itself insidiously into a syndrome, a cluster of telltale Chinese behaviors, all those things my mother did to embarrass me—haggling with store owners, pecking her mouth with a toothpick in public, being color-blind to the fact that lemon yellow and pale pink are not good combinations for winter clothes.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Random Access Memory, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Mutual Assured Destruction.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Do you mean that, Mr. Reich, or is it simply a part of the general anxiety syndrome?
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Ghosh called it the RLH syndrome.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "The Mount Everest syndrome," Bryan commented and earned a rare, spontaneous grin.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • In third grade, my teacher informed me that I have Asperger’s syndrome.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The truth is that our colleague is convinced it’s plague; his description of the syndrome proved it.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • "It was a typical ARDS picture—acute respiratory distress syndrome—like early pneumonia," Dr. Silverstein said.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He had just moved to Fulton over the summer and had already experienced the rising and falling of the new-person syndrome.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
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Associated words [difficulty]:   syndrome [3] , Down syndrome [8] , Klinefelter syndrome [9] , carpal tunnel syndrome [9]
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