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  • A bilious, acetone odor greeted her.†   (source)
  • If that happened, I might forget to dodge some bright morning and some cluck would run me down with an orange and yellow street car, or a bilious bus!†   (source)
  • His bilious, perfunctory tone carried clear across the construction site, often heard echoing right back at us, as if from the mouth of God.†   (source)
  • The clouds were a bilious black veined with yellow and so low they seemed to compress the very earth.†   (source)
  • The pain of his feet, the foul taste of the rice, and the rolling of the ship were all conspiring to create a heaving bilious churning in his belly.†   (source)
  • A lot in the way of bilious reminiscence has been written about sex by survivors of the fifties, much of it a legitimate lament.†   (source)
  • Gumpas was a bilious-looking man with hair that had once been red and was now mostly grey.†   (source)
  • One would think you were sick, or bilious, or something.   (source)
  • He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.   (source)
  • Where is your manhood, you deformed maggots, you bilious, swine-faced murderers?†   (source)
  • Sir John Sparrow Thompson's face was now a delicate mauve, Sir Mackenzie Bowell's a bilious green, Sir Charles Tupper's a pale orange.†   (source)
  • That bilious little runt Argaiz.†   (source)
  • A beautiful girl once told me of a recurring nightmare in which she lay in the center of a large dark room and felt her face expand until it filled the whole room, becoming a formless mass while her eyes ran in bilious jelly up the chimney.†   (source)
  • The sergeant said to the mestizo, 'You say you're bilious and can't see properly this morning.†   (source)
  • I was traveling through the part where the flat-footed, bilious, frog-sticker-toting Baptist biscuit-eaters live.†   (source)
  • When Dr. Meade told her she was pregnant, she was astounded, for she had been expecting a diagnosis of biliousness and over-wrought nerves.†   (source)
  • All day long I felt faint and bilious.†   (source)
  • As I noticed that fact, the satisfaction which had been for the moment simple satisfaction, was again merely the wry and bilious satisfaction with which I had started out.†   (source)
  • But it had happened, and what I had now as my cab wheeled me down-town to the all-night drugstore, was the wry and bilious satisfaction that I was being called on for some special reason the other fellow couldn't be expected to answer.†   (source)
  • But the satisfaction forgot even to be wry and bilious and was, for the moment, just simple satisfaction when I stepped out of the cab and saw her standing just inside the glass doors of the drugstore, a trim erect figure in a light-green polka-dot dress with some kind of a white jacket hung across one of her bare arms.†   (source)
  • A squall might, and did, pile in off the Gulf, and the sky blacked out with the rain and the palm trees heaved in distraction and then leaned steady with the vanes gleaming like wet tin in the last turgid, bilious, tattered light, but it didn't chill us or kill us in the kingdom by the sea, for we were safe inside a white house, their house or my house, and stood by the window to watch the surf pile up beyond the sea wall like whipped cream.†   (source)
  • Think, think of the fevers, yellow and bilious!†   (source)
  • "He is a nervous, bilious subject," said Larrey, "and will not recover."†   (source)
  • I know he has been bilious, but I gave him—†   (source)
  • He knew but two types of Methodist—the ecstatic and the bilious.†   (source)
  • He had what the doctors termed "bilious fever."†   (source)
  • You would not think it to look at him, but he is bilious—Mr. Cole is very bilious.†   (source)
  • I find him accord with my digestion and my bilious system.†   (source)
  • It was a row of one-story shops covered with galvanized iron, or with clapboards painted red and bilious yellow.†   (source)
  • Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.†   (source)
  • He was astonished by the beauty; it was encouraging too, for where the returned Anglo-Indian sat by rights (he knew crowds of them) in the Oriental Club biliously summing up the ruin of the world, here was he, as young as ever; envying young people their summer time and the rest of it, and more than suspecting from the words of a girl, from a housemaid's laughter—intangible things you couldn't lay your hands on—that shift in the whole pyramidal accumulation which in his youth had…†   (source)
  • He was a small, shrivelled person, with bad teeth and a bilious air, an untidy gray beard, and savage eyes; his voice was high and his tone sarcastic.†   (source)
  • …doesn't appreciate the big wages you pay her, and she is so cranky, all these Swedes are so cranky, I don't really see why you have a Swede, but——But that wasn't it, I didn't eat them not because I didn't think they weren't cooked proper, it was just—I find that onions don't agree with me, it's very strange, ever since I had an attack of biliousness one time, I have found that onions, either fried onions or raw ones, and Whittier does love raw onions with vinegar and sugar on them——"†   (source)
  • A few bilious Britons there were who would not subscribe to this article of faith; but their objection was purely theoretical.†   (source)
  • He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.†   (source)
  • —and further instancing the known truth that in the case of animals, the young, which may be called the green fruit of the creature, is the better, all confessing that when a goat is ripe, his fur doth heat and sore engame his flesh, the which defect, taken in connection with his several rancid habits, and fulsome appetites, and godless attitudes of mind, and bilious quality of morals—†   (source)
  • …the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.†   (source)
  • Accordingly we looked in at a baker's window, and after I had made a series of proposals to buy everything that was bilious in the shop, and he had rejected them one by one, we decided in favour of a nice little loaf of brown bread, which cost me threepence.†   (source)
  • This was rather too much for poor Mary; sometimes it made her bilious, sometimes it upset her gravity.†   (source)
  • But then his trousers were always rolled up at the knee, for the convenience of wading on the slightest notice; and his virtue, supposing it to exist, was undeniably "virtue in rags," which, on the authority even of bilious philosophers, who think all well-dressed merit overpaid, is notoriously likely to remain unrecognized (perhaps because it is seen so seldom).†   (source)
  • "Miss Sarah," said Joe, "she have twenty-five pound perannium fur to buy pills, on account of being bilious.†   (source)
  • Madame Odintsov looked at him twice, not stealthily, but straight in the face, which was bilious and forbidding, with downcast eyes, and contemptuous determination stamped on every feature, and thought: 'No …. no …. no.' ….†   (source)
  • Poor Perry is bilious, and he has not time to take care of himself—he tells me he has not time to take care of himself—which is very sad—but he is always wanted all round the country.†   (source)
  • But his sleep had not refreshed him; he waked up bilious, irritable, ill-tempered, and looked with hatred at his room.†   (source)
  • He had been bilious, but rich men were often bilious, and therefore he had been persuading himself that he was a man of property.†   (source)
  • With such eyebrows, and a look so decidedly bilious, how was he to extract that money from the governor, of which George was consumedly in want?†   (source)
  • This excess of bilious humor could not be attributed to play; for unlike Porthos, who accompanied the variations of chance with songs or oaths, Athos when he won remained as unmoved as when he lost.†   (source)
  • We have, medically speaking, besides the ordinary cases of enteritis, bronchitis, bilious affections, etc., now and then a few intermittent fevers at harvest-time; but on the whole, little of a serious nature, nothing special to note, unless it be a great deal of scrofula, due, no doubt, to the deplorable hygienic conditions of our peasant dwellings.†   (source)
  • Mr. Wrench was a small, neat, bilious man, with a well-dressed wig: he had a laborious practice, an irascible temper, a lymphatic wife and seven children; and he was already rather late before setting out on a four-miles drive to meet Dr. Minchin on the other side of Tipton, the decease of Hicks, a rural practitioner, having increased Middlemarch practice in that direction.†   (source)
  • Not half so bilious.'†   (source)
  • I think those day visions were not dark: there was a pleasurable illumination in your eye occasionally, a soft excitement in your aspect, which told of no bitter, bilious, hypochondriac brooding: your look revealed rather the sweet musings of youth when its spirit follows on willing wings the flight of Hope up and on to an ideal heaven.†   (source)
  • Then again he had a natural love for doctor-stuff, for when she had left the bilious pills out for her man, all nicely covered with maple sugar just ready to take, Nathan had come in and swallowed them for all the world as if they were nothing, while Ichabod (her husband) could never get one down without making such desperate faces that it was awful to look on.†   (source)
  • Cole is very bilious.†   (source)
  • The malady itself, one from which she had often suffered, a bilious fever—its cause therefore constitutional.†   (source)
  • At times the Great North Road accompanied her, more suggestive of infinity than any railway, awakening, after a nap of a hundred years, to such life as is conferred by the stench of motor-cars, and to such culture as is implied by the advertisements of antibilious pills.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "anti-" in antibilious means against or opposite. This is the same pattern you see in words like antiviral, antiaircraft, and antisocial.
  • He raised his eyes and met the stare of a bilious clock.†   (source)
  • Not even the most bilious purist would think of objecting to /to affiliate/, /to itemize/, /to resurrect/ or /to Americanize/ today, and yet all of them gave grief to the judicious when they first appeared in the debates of Congress, brought there by statesmen from the backwoods.†   (source)
  • She is a hoary pandemonium of ills, enlarged glands, mumps, quinsy, bunions, hayfever, bedsores, ringworm, floating kidney, Derbyshire neck, warts, bilious attacks, gallstones, cold feet, varicose veins.†   (source)
  • The American is no longer a [Pg076] "vain, egotistical, insolent, rodomontade sort of fellow"; America is no longer the "brigand confederation" of the /Foreign Quarterly/ or "the loathsome creature, …. maimed and lame, full of sores and ulcers" of Dickens; but the Americanism is yet regarded with a bilious eye, and pounced upon viciously when found.†   (source)
  • They biliously blame immorality Not from charity, but only from envy That others are drinking in that pleasure From which old age now drains their measure.†   (source)
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