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  • That rowdy insomniac evening I didn't leave the hut, and I didn't see Prakash, but I learned more facts about him.†   (source)
  • Robert Langdon wandered barefoot through his deserted Massachusetts Victorian home and nursed his ritual insomnia remedy-a mug of steaming Nestle's Quik.†   (source)
  • It seemed that Amanda, until recently, had had a friend who'd signed up for an AnooYoo five-month plan, touted as being able to cure depression, wrinkles, and insomnia all at the same time, and who'd pushed herself over the edge — actually, over the windowsill of her ten-storey-up apartment — on some kind of South American tree bark.†   (source)
  • Chencha, weeping, was running alongside the carriage as they left and barely managed to toss onto Tita's shoulders the enormous bedspread she had knit during her endless nights of insomnia.†   (source)
  • But then, always and forever, I have been an insomniac.†   (source)
  • Instead people back then named other diseases—stress, heart disease, anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, bipolar disorder—never realizing that these were, in fact, only symptoms that in the majority of cases could be traced back to the effects of amor deliria nervosa.†   (source)
  • Her insomnia?†   (source)
  • Another night of insomnia.†   (source)
  • Our insomnia was shared like our humor.†   (source)
  • He had chronic insomnia and facial neuralgia.†   (source)
  • The insomnia's all right.†   (source)
  • We don't talk about anything substantial, it's just the introductory session, the getting-to-know-you stuff; he asks me what the trouble is and I tell him about the panic attacks, the insomnia, the fact that I lie awake at night too frightened to fall asleep.†   (source)
  • I'm going to sleep, I'd say, my hands in prayer position against my cheek, Zzzzzz, the deep sleep of a NyQuiled child—while my insomniac wife fussed in bed next to me.†   (source)
  • As they passed by the marshes, Dr. Urbino recognized their oppressive weight, their ominous silence, their suffocating gases, which on so many insomniac dawns had risen to his bedroom, blending with the fragrance of jasmine from the patio, and which he felt pass by him like a wind out of yesterday that had nothing to do with his life.†   (source)
  • After each visit, he returned looking gaunter, his snout often rubbed raw from where he had fretted it against the grating of his cage, and when he got home he would collapse in the corner and sleep heavily for hours. as if he had spent the entire time away pacing his cage with insomnia.†   (source)
  • It was not the naughty insomnia that resulted from a trip out to the shed to listen to the contraband station.†   (source)
  • I'm not about to argue with a full professor, but if you ever have a really unbreakable case of insomnia, do yourselfafavor and start reading Chapter Three of the uncut version.†   (source)
  • Inside was a stash of Ambien-pirated one pill at a time from her mother's prescription for insomnia, so she'd never notice.†   (source)
  • So help me, if I ever got a bad case of insomnia, I'd hire him to sit in my room and talk.†   (source)
  • This, mixed with a tendency to insomnia, was a lethal combination.†   (source)
  • He was petty, refusing to give a prisoner her letters if she had not been present at mail call, and rigidly enforcing the TV hours, much to the displeasure of the insomniacs.†   (source)
  • The side effects, both short term and long term, are horrifying: increased blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety and paranoia, insomnia, severe depression, delirium, psychosis, auditory and tactile hallucinations, respiratory failure, brain seizures, heart attack, stroke, and sudden death.†   (source)
  • From far away they could hear the voice of a radio announcer singing the praises of Dr. Ross's pills, tiny but effective against constipation, insomnia, and bad breath.†   (source)
  • It was worse when they were at his and he had to explain that come midnight he would have to drive them home because he was an insomniac and found it impossible to fall asleep in close proximity to another person.†   (source)
  • Even before I became the insomniac I am now, I always had problems falling asleep at night, whereas Mia would read a book for five minutes, roll onto her side, and be gone.†   (source)
  • The incident at dinner had provided the fodder for this night's insomnia.†   (source)
  • Insomnia?†   (source)
  • Often ill during childhood and still subject to recurring headaches and insomnia, she appeared more delicate and vulnerable than her sisters.†   (source)
  • Because of my insomnia, zigzagging across the country in the middle of the night, and the anxiety of seeing Father, I was ready to explode.†   (source)
  • Many years later, when Annie thought she should do something about her insomnia (an urge that came upon her every four or five years and led only to large amounts of money being paid to hear things she already knew), she had been to see a hypnotherapist.†   (source)
  • I think of everyone who might be awake with me—insomniacs, thieves, anarchists, women with children who drowned in their baths.†   (source)
  • He still had bouts of insomnia and dreams that involved immobility and appalling quantities of blood.†   (source)
  • Occasionally he passed a domovoi or a fellow insomniac, but the huge, rambling house was largely still.†   (source)
  • How I am an insomniac.†   (source)
  • We are for aggressive movement, febrile insomnia, mortal leaps, and blows with the fist….†   (source)
  • Some insomniac up late.†   (source)
  • Lincoln is normally an insomniac on the eve of battle, but he is so tired from the mental strain of what has passed and what is still to come that he falls into a deep dream state.†   (source)
  • Empty streets gave way to the constant swarm of tourists in midtown, the flash of video billboards offering every pleasure and purchase known to man, then to the trendy insomniacs of the Village who loitered over minuscule cups of flavored coffee and lofty discussions in outdoor cafes, and finally, to the sleepy habitats of the artists.†   (source)
  • She had no vices other than a taste for white wine, and no physical or emotional maladies except insomnia, which was brought on by the irregularity of her hours.†   (source)
  • I was to spend two restlessly insomniac and (largely because of my continuing despair over Sophie and Nathan) demoralized nights there, awash with sweat beneath a humming black spider of an electric fan that dispensed air in puny puffs.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, it would give Eric something to have insomnia over.†   (source)
  • Insomnia?†   (source)
  • A conscious attempt to fall asleep is sure to produce insomnia, to by to be conscious of one's own digestion is a sure way to upset the stomach.†   (source)
  • I get insomnia.†   (source)
  • Realizing after months of insomnia that this might be the last great effort his health would permit, Webster stimulated his strength for the speech by oxide of arsenic and other drugs, and devoted the morning to polishing up his notes.†   (source)
  • In the darkness of our room, I lay awake, an insomniac once more.   (source)
    insomniac = someone with an inability to sleep
  • That was the night I became an insomniac.   (source)
    insomniac = someone with an inability to sleep well
  • They had indeed contracted the illness of insomnia.   (source)
    insomnia = inability to sleep
  • Fortunately, she has not had to take any steroids of late and suffer the accompanying insomnia.†   (source)
  • Instead, I use my insomnia to fuel my artwork.†   (source)
  • The insomnia started when my parents' marriage began to fall apart three years earlier.†   (source)
  • I began to suffer from insomnia, the old people's disease.†   (source)
  • She tossed and turned in her bed, tormented by an unrelenting case of insomnia.†   (source)
  • Insomnia?†   (source)
  • So is the insomnia.†   (source)
  • THE INSOMNIA THAT NIGHT WAS BEYOND ANYTHING EDGAR HAD experienced, a goblin presence in his room, goading him between self-recrimination one minute and white anger the next.†   (source)
  • But he reassured her: it was insomnia again, as always, and once more he bit his tongue to keep the truth from pouring out through the bleeding wounds in his heart.†   (source)
  • The settling of the wood floors, the wind astir in the jasmine, the deep released fragrance of the earth, the crow of an insomniac rooster.†   (source)
  • And then I saw it, how much Amy would have enjoyed this: my deep, self-satisfied sleep (which I lorded over her, my belief that if she were only more laid-back, more like me, her insomnia would vanish) turned against me.†   (source)
  • …hysterical laughter and heightened energy periods of despair; lethargy
    changes in appetite; rapid weight loss or weight gain fixation; loss of other interests
    compromised reasoning skills; distortion of reality
    disruption of sleep patterns; insomnia or constant fatigue obsessive thoughts and actions
    paranoia; insecurity
    difficulty breathing
    pain in the chest, throat, or stomach
    difficulty swallowing; refusal to eat
    complete breakdown of rational…†   (source)
  • Soon after the party returned to Chislehurst, however, Olmsted's health degraded and insomnia again shattered his nights.†   (source)
  • Especially Mikey and me, because we both suffered from insomnia, particularly prepping for an operation like this, and we hadn't slept the night before.†   (source)
  • She got up and went running to the enormous bedspread that she had woven through night after night of solitude and insomnia, and she threw it over her.†   (source)
  • At the end of six months he had heard nothing at all, and he found himself tossing and turning in bed until dawn, lost in the wasteland of a new kind of insomnia.†   (source)
  • Toward the end of summer his busy schedule and the stifling heat caused his health to fail once again and reactivated his insomnia.†   (source)
  • He soon made that ritual a part of his routine: he took advantage of his insomnia to write, and the next day, on his way to the office, he -would ask the driver to stop for a moment at a corner box, and he would get out to mail the letter.†   (source)
  • His insomnia and pain, the crushing workload, and his mounting frustration all tore at his spirit until by the end of March he felt himself on the verge of physical and emotional collapse.†   (source)
  • His insomnia came back.†   (source)
  • That night, following his renunciation, as he was undressing for bed, he recited for Fermina Daza the bitter litany of his early morning insomnia, his sudden stabbing pains, his desire to weep in the afternoon, the encoded symptoms of secret love, which he recounted as if they were the miseries of old age.†   (source)
  • They also brought in an anaconda, four meters long, whose insomniac hunter's sighs disturbed the darkness in the bedrooms although it accomplished what they had wanted, which was to frighten with its mortal breath the bats and salamanders and countless species of harmful insects that invaded the house during the rainy months.†   (source)
  • Little by little, as he lay with his eyes closed after his daily siesta, he had begun to feel them, one by one, inside his body, feel the shape of his insomniac heart, his mysterious liver, his hermetic pancreas, and he had slowly discovered that even the oldest people were younger than he was and that he had become the only survivor of his generation's legendary group portraits.†   (source)
  • I grew up, a curious woman, a woman of story ghosts and story devils, a woman prone to bad dreams and bad insomnia.†   (source)
  • She had a sense of being favored, fairly well-regarded for recent work, feeling good again after a spell of back pain and insomnia, clear-minded after a brief depression, saving her money after a spending spree, getting out and seeing friends and standing at parapets, quietly happy, looking better than she had in years—they all said so.†   (source)
  • Six hours and fifty long minutes later, I was beginning to worry that my brother-in-law'the Nicest Guy in the World and Lover of Incontinent Creatures'was also an insomniac.†   (source)
  • Talk of sickness and death—of insomnia, melancholy, her persistent, baffling fevers—dominated the domestic scene, just as sickness and death filled the newspapers, week after week, as yellow fever spread in Boston, New York, Baltimore, and worst of all in Philadelphia.†   (source)
  • The complimentary suite, the soothing booze, the presence of Junior in the room, the party that everybody'd been talking about for months, famous long before it happened, the uninvited lapsing into states of acute confusion, insomniac, unable to function—yes, Edgar was feeling pretty good tonight.†   (source)
  • After doubling back and arriving late, Delia had used her current pregnancy insomnia to compile a set of checklists covering everything from appetizers to napkins.†   (source)
  • At three in the morning, when I woke up as per my usual insomnia, the scent of chocolate was so strong that the brownie might as well have been sitting in my cell instead of Shay's.†   (source)
  • Just as during the insomnia plague, as Ursula came to remember during those days, the calamity itself inspired defenses against boredom.†   (source)
  • Febrile insomnia?†   (source)
  • Two remain at his side from eight A.M. to four P.M. Another stays with Lincoln until midnight, when a fourth man takes the graveyard shift, posting himself outside Lincoln's bedroom or following the president through the White House on his insomniac nights.†   (source)
  • And suddenly he realized that all his life he had done nothing but talk, write, lecture, concoct sentences, search for formulations and amend them, so in the end no words were precise, their meanings were obliterated, their content lost, they turned into trash, chaff, dust, sand; prowling through his brain, tearing at his head, they were his insomnia, his illness.†   (source)
  • It was Cataure, Visitacion's brother, who had left the house fleeing from the insomnia plague and of whom there had never been any news.†   (source)
  • They were not allowed to eat or drink anything during their stay, for there was no doubt but that the illness was transmitted by mouth, and all food and drink had been contaminated by insomnia.†   (source)
  • On more than one occasion, she set out to spy on her during the night, but she was overcome by the fatigue of her own many acts of consolation, and when she had insomnia she was afraid to venture into the empty rooms that were full of whispering ghosts.†   (source)
  • That night the President, who had acquired the habit of outwitting his insomnia by playing chess with Jaime, discussed the matter between two games, while his astute eyes, hidden behind thick lenses in dark frames, scrutinized his friend's face for the least hint of discomfort, but Jaime continued to place his pieces on the board without saying a word.†   (source)
  • They were put in the care of Visitacion, a Guajiro Indian woman who had arrived in town with a brother in flight from a plague of insomnia that had been scourging their tribe for several years.†   (source)
  • The fever of insomnia fatigued him so much that one dawn he could not recognize the old man with white hair and uncertain gestures who came into his bedroom.†   (source)
  • The bonds that linked him to Jose Arcadio were so strong that he would accompany him in his asthmatic insomnia, without speaking, strolling through the house with him in the darkness.†   (source)
  • Meme knew where they were because in the flight of her insomnia she saw pass by the gentleman dressed in black whom they delivered to the house inside a lead box on one distant Christmas Eve.†   (source)
  • He improvised an altar in the square and on Sunday he went through the town with a small bell, as in the days of insomnia, calling people to an open-air mass.†   (source)
  • During the crushing insomnia brought on by his asthma he would measure and remeasure the depth of his misfortune as he went through the shadowy house where the senile fussing of Ursula had instilled a fear of the world in him.†   (source)
  • It was the insomnia plague.†   (source)
  • When Jose Arcadio Buendia realized that the plague had invaded the town, he gathered together the heads of families to explain to them what he knew about the sickness of insomnia, and they agreed on methods to prevent the scourge from spreading to other towns in the swamp.†   (source)
  • But the Indian woman explained that the most fearsome part of the sickness of insomnia was not the impossibility of sleeping, for the body did not feel any fatigue at all, but its inexorable evolution toward a more critical manifestation: a loss of memory.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, Arcadio was a solitary and frightened child during the insomnia plague, in the midst of Ursula's utilitarian fervor, during the delirium of Jose Arcadio Buendia, the hermetism of Aureliano, and the mortal rivalry between Amaranta and Rebeca.†   (source)
  • At dawn, worn out by insomnia and fever, he made the calm decision to marry her in order to free her from the despotism of her grandmother and to enjoy all the nights of satisfaction that she would give the seventy men.†   (source)
  • The ancient priest who had taken Father Angel's place and whose name no one had bothered to find out awaited God's mercy stretched out casually in a hammock, tortured by arthritis and the insomnia of doubt while the lizards and rats fought over the inheritance of the nearby church.†   (source)
  • Children and adults sucked with delight on the delicious little green roosters of insomnia, the exquisite pink fish of insomnia, and the tender yellow ponies of insomnia, so that dawn on Monday found the whole town awake.†   (source)
  • Francisco the Man, called that because he had once defeated the devil in a duel of improvisation, and whose real name no one knew, disappeared from Macondo during the insomnia plague and one night he appeared suddenly in Catarino's store.†   (source)
  • She had the pleasure of dying a natural death after having renounced a throne out of fear of insomnia, and her last wish was that they should dig up the wages she had saved for more than twenty years under her bed and send the money to Colonel Aureliano Buendia so that he could go on with the war.†   (source)
  • …of the rain. the merchandise in the booths was falling apart, the cloths spread over the doors were splotched with mold, the counters undermined by termites, the walls eaten away by dampness, but the Arabs of the third generation were sitting in the same place and in the same position as their fathers and grandfathers, taciturn, dauntless, invulnerable to time and disaster, as alive or as dead as they had been after the insomnia plague and Colonel Aureliano Buendia's thirty-two wars.†   (source)
  • An expert insomniac, having been one of the first, he had learned the art of silverwork to perfection.†   (source)
  • As so often recently, he had insomnia.†   (source)
  • …these prodigious snores (product of a deviated septum, they had been his lifelong bane, and their cannonade through open windows on summer evenings had been known to arouse neighbors) became during the last night part of the very fabric of my insomnia and formed a turbulent counterpoint to the hectic drift of my thought: to a fleeting but bitter seizure of guilt, to a spasm of erotic mania that swooped down on me like some all-devouring succubus, and finally to a wrenching, sweet,…†   (source)
  • I had been left a pacing, driven, gritty-eyed insomniac by what had happened; and since sleep would not come, I had filled the unholy hours—in which I had skulked about the streets and into the bars of Flatbush, murmuring "Why, why, why?†   (source)
  • He began to suffer from insomnia.†   (source)
  • Insomnia.†   (source)
  • "Enlightened insomniacs," I said.†   (source)
  • Insomniacs are listening, at least.†   (source)
  • …might mistake the place at a glance for one of those Eighth Avenue bars that never seem to close, the Red Rose or the White Rose or the Blarney Stone, where the pipe fitters and garment workers go, or the railbirds back from the track, or the insomniacs back from nowhere, a sandwich and a beer, or a shot and a beer, but this was another category altogether, a place practically outside time, called Frankie's Tropical Bar, on the Lower East Side, and who do I see when I walk in the door…†   (source)
  • By means of that recourse the insomniacs began to live in a world built on the uncertain alternatives of the cards, where a father was remembered faintly as the dark man who had arrived at the beginning of April and a mother was remembered only as the dark woman who wore a gold ring on her left hand, and where a birth date was reduced to the last Tuesday on which a lark sang in the laurel tree.†   (source)
  • Long after midnight; but his insomnia had not been fruitless; he had a plan.†   (source)
  • Apart from a spell of insomnia and severe pains in the stomach no trace of the poison was left.†   (source)
  • I do not feel myself clear-headed enough nowadays-suffering as I do from insomnia and the result of a severe illness last winter-to investigate things for myself.†   (source)
  • Suppose that, towards morning, after a night of insomnia, sleep descends upon him while he is reading, in quite a different position from that in which he normally goes to sleep, he has only to lift his arm to arrest the sun and turn it back in its course, and, at the moment of waking, he will have no idea of the time, but will conclude that he has just gone to bed.†   (source)
  • She changed position in bed deliberately, the first sign of insomnia she had ever had, and tried to think with her mother's mind about the question.†   (source)
  • But when he had lain rigid, almost screaming, feeling the cord of an assassin squeezing his throat, till the safe dawn, brought back a dependable world, he muttered of "insomnia" and after that, night on night, he crept into her arms and she shielded him from the horrors, protected him from garroters, kept away the fire.†   (source)
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