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as in:  of the heart

"My left ventricle!" said Horace.
Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  pumping chambers of the heart
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ventricles ventricle
Strongly Associated with:   atria
The left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood round the body. The right ventricle pumps oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs.
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  • "My left ventricle!" said Horace.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Werner’s blood gallops through his ventricles, his thoughts on Hauptmann’s transceiver, on solder, fuses, batteries, antennas; his boot and Frederick’s touch the ground at the exact same moment.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He was stabbed once in the right ventricle.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • FIVE Harmonious Space The Republic Hotel was near the exact spot where the railroad track, which at one time functioned as a kind of artery, punctured Tucson’s old, creaky chest cavity and prepared to enter the complicated auricles and ventricles of the railroad station.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • But though the Lakeman had induced the seamen to adopt this sort of passiveness in their conduct, he kept his own counsel (at least till all was over) concerning his own proper and private revenge upon the man who had stung him in the ventricles of his heart.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Burton took a deep breath, then cut open the heart, slicing into the left ventricle.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The tip struck the soft part of Czigo’s abdomen just below the sternum, slammed upward with terrible force over the liver and through the diaphragm to crush the right ventricle of the man’s heart.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A tremulous chill blew round his heart, no stronger than a little wind, and yet, listening and suffering silently, he seemed to have laid an ear against the muscle of his own heart, feeling it close and quail, listening to the flutter of its ventricles.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The team didn’t know until they got inside …. but the right ventricle is dilated.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The bay window projecting into the street, whose interior was so popular among the frequenters of the inn, was closed with shutters, in each of which appeared a heart-shaped aperture, somewhat more attenuated in the right and left ventricles than is seen in Nature.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge

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  • …of death (be specific): resisting reality in the form of a .38 caliber revolver in the hands of the arresting officer, on Forty-second between the library and the subway in the heat of the afternoon, of gunshot wounds received from three bullets, fired at three paces, one bullet entering the right ventricle of the heart, and lodging there, the other severing the spinal ganglia traveling downward to lodge in the pelvis, the other breaking through the back and traveling God knows where.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • You would have a massive coronary after the fourth or fifth step, whereupon I would return and at my leisure strike you again and again in your left ventricle.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Only his version would be shaped like a heart ventricle, or a spaceship, or something.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Ischemia in the right ventricle.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • When she pulled her fingers away, she could see the thrust of his ventricle against his skin.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It’s resting against the lateral ventricle.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • There, inside, just as we had been taught, were the heart with its ventricles, the stomach still smelling of yeast, the bony frame, the paper-thin coils of intestine.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It then penetrated the dura matter, passed through the left posterior lobe of the cerebrum, entered the [208] left lateral ventricle and lodged in the white matter of the cerebrum just above the anterior portion of the left corpus striatum.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • This is a gift that I have, simple, simple; a foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures, shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions, revolutions: these are begot in the ventricle of memory, nourished in the womb of pia mater, and delivered upon the mellowing of occasion.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Let there be no brain or meninges or ventricle or cerebral artery or cerebrospinal fluid or whatnot in it.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I was shocked to see the huge white splotch—which is how blood looks on a CAT scan—involving both hemispheres and spilling into the ventricles.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "As I detailed in the report, the infarction severely damaged the patient’s right ventricle."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Goes into the ventricle.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It goes through his skull, through brain into the ventricle just to measure?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ventricles [6] , atria [4] , atria [4] , aorta [6] , normal blood pressure [6] , vena cava [6] , fibrillation [8] , diastole [9] , systole [9]
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