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1  —as in:
snake venom
Definition poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
  • The rattlesnake's venom is deadly.
venom = poison
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She tried to suck the venom out of the bite.
  • venom = poison
  • I speak of the spear you sent, whose venom killed my husband.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • venom = poison
  • I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • venom = poison
  • Inside the woods they roam freely, and there are added concerns like venomous snakes,
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • venomous = poisonous
  • How about snake venom?
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • venom = poison
  • Rattlesnake venom.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • venom = poison
  • It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • venom = poison
  • With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • venomous = poisonous (figuratively)
  • I used elder python venom, straight from the depths of Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
venom = poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes

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2  —as in:
jealousy-fueled venom
Definition intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • It was a terrible fight. Both were spewing venom and said things they wish they had not said.
venom = intense feelings of hatred or anger
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The remarks were fueled by venom and jealousy.
  • venom = intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • Perhaps his superiors wanted to rid the Imperial Guards of an unstable and venomous soldier, or perhaps they wanted to put his volatility to use.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • venomous = harmful
  • It's impossible for me to be all smiles one day and venomous the next.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • venomous = filled with intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • She hurried after Mama, knowing that she might never come back to her home again, and her heart filled with venom for Tio Luis.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • venom = intense feelings of anger
  • "Just shut up!" says Risa, her voice full of venom and accusation.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • venom = intense feelings of anger
  • My father had begun to prefer his draughts to her, and her venom over it fell to me.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • venom = intense feelings of anger
  • Goldstein was delivering his usual venomous attack upon the doctrines of the Party — an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other people, less level-headed than oneself, might be taken in by it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • venomous = filled with intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult; but there was a quality so much more terrible in the solemn mood of the popular mind, that she longed rather to behold all those rigid countenances contorted with scornful merriment, and herself the object.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • venomous = harmful
  • I could taste the venom in my mouth. It was a pleasure to see him frightened at last.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
venom = intense feelings of anger

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