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bronchitis

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Definition inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes (in the lungs)
  • The old woman had been a devoted cigar smoker all her life and never failed to get bronchitis in the winter.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • I slept with Grandmother Baxter, who was afflicted with chronic bronchitis and smoked heavily.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Danny returned to school at the end of the first week in April, apparently too soon, for he was back in bed two days later with bronchitis.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Mr. Guppy's bronchitis came to his relief and stopped his measurement of the table.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He was forty-two years old and in excellent health, with the exception of a bout of bronchitis that had been diagnosed ten days before.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Just a bout of bronchitis that lingered awhile.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Paul was rather a delicate boy, subject to bronchitis.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • His voice gurgled like a seal with bronchitis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Because of the wading in the cold water of the river, she developed bronchitis.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • His ears were clear, his sinuses were clear, and I didn't hear any evidence of bronchitis in his lungs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • For a time, she made daily visits to the slums as part of a frenzied charitable activity, which gave her chronic bronchitis and brought no peace to her tormented soul.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Is it bronchitis?
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • A few pleasant people from Philadelphia and Baltimore were picknicking at the inn, and the Selfridge Merrys had come down for three weeks because Kate Merry had had bronchitis.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • And the joke of the matter was that, when, at the age of eighty-four, just five days before poor Florence, he died of bronchitis there was found to be absolutely nothing the matter with that organ.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • There is no rash to help sort this out (the "rose spots" of typhoid are invisible in our population), though I will grant you that typhoid causes a bronchitis and a slow pulse, and people with malaria often have giant spleens.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She had been in the Tuileries in the middle of winter for the launching of the collection by Worth, the indisputable tyrant of haute couture, and the only thing she got was a case of bronchitis that kept her in bed for five days.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • When Carlotta heard of the astounding reception bestowed upon her understudy, she was at once cured of an incipient attack of bronchitis and a bad fit of sulking against the management and lost the slightest inclination to shirk her duties.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • He had always been susceptible to bronchitis and fevers, and then one day he actually coughed up red, and Joachim was shipped off posthaste to Davos—much to his great regret and dismay, because he was very close to seeing his ambition fulfilled.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • John Luke was hospitalized with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus, which causes respiratory tract infections) when he was three months old and it seemed to damage his lungs, so we spent a lot of time at the doctor's office with wheezing, bronchitis, and pneumonia, but other than that, he was an easy, fun kid to raise.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family

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