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anorexia
as in:  anorexia nervosa


Prior to Karen Carpenter’s death, few had heard of anorexia.
  a potentially life-threatening eating disorder that prevents people from eating enough food
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  • Prior to Karen Carpenter’s death, few had heard of anorexia.
  • I’m looking at an anorexic," I say.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Rexi is her word for anorexic, although I’ve always thought it sounded like something you would name a dog.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • She was incredibly hot—in that popular-girl-with-bleached-teeth-and-anorexia kind of way, which was Colin’s least favorite way of being hot.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • It’s called anorexia nervosa."
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The gossip at school is that Lindsay is not eating and has got what’s it—anorexia.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Maynard was about six feet tall, and years of meth-amphetamine and cocaine abuse had left him as thin as an anorexic.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "Freak" "Anorexic pig."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Kotku claimed to be a "borderline anorexic" and could always get Boris worked up by saying she hadn’t eaten anything all day.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Armansky’s star researcher was a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • I had stopped eating, not because of Arnold, whom I had long forgotten, but to be fashionably anorexic like all the other thirteen-year-old girls who were dieting and finding other ways to suffer as teenagers.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Her roommate was a new anorexic named Janet who was scheduled for force feedings the moment she dropped below seventy-five.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • A few people glance at Emily Gardener, rumored to have anorexia.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • …get crank back here in Kristina Land, despite Leigh, helping me lug one suitcase, her hand annoyingly pinching mine with every tug, every pull, despite Jake, dropping the other suitcase down an entire flight of stairs, spilling shampoo, lotion, and tampons, despite Scott, smelling depressingly clean, while my own speed-induced body odor reeked ever stronger, despite my mom, insisting I looked fabulous, having dropped four or five pounds, all the while wondering if anorexia had arisen’.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Her mother had been short and thin, but nowhere near as anorexic-looking as Salander.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • That was a piece of cake next to guns and gangs and sexually transmitted diseases, not to mention the things parents had to be concerned about: pedophiles on the Web, designer drugs like ecstasy, school shootings, anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation, the ozone layer, superbacteria.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Clinically, the animals showed abrupt anorexia [loss of appetite], and lethargy.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • We suspected anorexia.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I know that I wouldn’t want to be because I saw a movie once about a girl who died of anorexia and it looked pretty sick.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • If you run too far, you might be a masochist, an anorexic, or another type, and you will have to see an Official of Psychology for diagnosis.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Lettuce and crackers and soup would be bullied into a pulp in the bowl of some bored anorexic; ziti would be mixed with honey and granola; trays would appear heaped with mashed-potato snow women with melted chocolate ice cream for hair.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • In a week three other waterfront workers and a fisherman at Point Carib were down with something which, even Inchcape Jones acknowledged, was uncomfortably like the description of plague in "Manson’s Tropical Diseases": "a prodromal stage characterized by depression, anorexia, aching of the limbs," then the fever, the vertigo, the haggard features, the bloodshot and sunken eyes, the buboes in the groin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Anorexia, another offers.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • And then I remember there are a bunch of anorexics who are PROUD to be skinny and starved freaks.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • When an animal began showing signs of anorexia, its condition deteriorated rapidly.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • I called her an anorexic pig.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • What’s the difference between bulimics and anorexics?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • A really HOT anorexic, I want to add, but I don’t.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • I called her an anorexic pig.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Anorexics are anorexics all the time," she says.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • "Anorexics are anorexics all the time," she says.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • They think being anorexic makes them special, makes them better than everybody else.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • And now you’re suggesting that you confused anorexia with the fact that my client is small and thin.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Was she anorexic?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Although, I must admit it makes me feel pretty nervous being around them, like I have to act all perfect and everything—and consequently I can hardly eat at all, I just sort of pick at my food, which has caused Heather to suspect that I am slightly anorexic (which they thought was kind of cool), and I didn’t say anything otherwise, although I’m pretty sure that I’m not (even if I am a little on the skinny side).
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • She said, "I wanted that anorexic-model look, like I’ve been up partying all night.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • "I may not be as good as you at investigations, but at least I’ve found out that you’re not a vegetarian or—as Herr Frode thought—anorexic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I’m not anorexic," she says.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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