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Definition a highly unpleasant feeling associated with something

or more rarely:  unhealthy vapors — as from pollution or decaying organic matter
  • The red miasma swam before her eyes; her stomach churned in ITs rhythm.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
miasma = a highly unpleasant feeling associated with something
  • For everywhere she looked, everywhere she turned, was the rhythm, and as it continued to control the systole and diastole of her heart, the intake and outlet of her breath, the red miasma began to creep before her eyes again, and she was afraid that she was going to lose consciousness, and if she did that she would he completely in the power of IT.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • miasma = a highly unpleasant feeling associated with something
  • He also carried a large jar full of chlorine water, to keep off all miasmata.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • In a terrible miasma of dog smell, which gripped him with fear and called "Run!
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Miasmas still inhabit it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The steamer waited, rolling in a swell, while from the shore seemed to belch a hot miasma.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Jem, sitting beside him, was squint-eyed, miasmal, and mute, as he always was in the morning.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • There was an earthy smell, as of some dry miasma, which came through the fouler air.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • As well as smoke, a miasma of rotting meat drifted toward them—more slaughtered cavalry horses, hundreds of them, in a heap in a field.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Gone—like other miasmas of her narrow mind!
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Max retched as a miasma radiated from the golden carriage, a nauseating smell of death and disease and brimstone.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • It is poisonous-a miasma.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The ogress lunged forward then and Sophie felt herself engulfed in pink flannel, rouged cheeks, henna hair—a reddish miasma stinking of French perfume.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • A foul wind rushed across the land, bringing with it a sulfurous miasma that made Roran cough and gag.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But soon it will grow too hot, and the dank miasmas and summer diseases will be upon us, and I will complain about those in their turn.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • A miasma, he called it.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • He thought no longer, "Can I get on with people?" but "Are they stronger than I?" breathing the prevalent miasma.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • She could smell the polluted miasma of the water, the dirt and diesel of the navy yard, the scent of small animals moving in the grass.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Metzger rushed in to find Oedipa rolling around, trying to get back on her feet, amid a great sticky miasma of fragrant lacquer.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Again, he felt he moved in the miasma of a dream.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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