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  • And you left the same Band-Aid on for—God—probably thirty-seven hours by now, just letting it fester inside that warm, moist old Band-Aid.†   (source)
  • Negative thoughts had a way of festering.†   (source)
  • A vicious slit stretched across his right cheek; Thomas could see teeth through the raw, festering wound.†   (source)
  • But as I was saying, beneath all that festering nastiness is a tender, kind, loving human being.†   (source)
  • As the silence festered and grew, Alistair blinked furiously, holding back tears.†   (source)
  • My swollen, festering tongue was an agony, nearly choking me.†   (source)
  • He'd done all the things that Jon would never do, and then when he was old, well past thirty, he'd taken a glancing blow from an axe and the wound had festered until the whole arm had to come off.†   (source)
  • Where Reykjavik's bars smelled like freshly brewed lager, old wood, and French cigarettes, Snookers smelled like a mixture of dead bodies, festering hot dogs, and sweat.†   (source)
  • Folded down the seat, made myself a cozy metal but in which to watch the world turn white, unable to crack the power windows to let in fresh air, so the SUV quickly filled up with the smell of blood and my festering wound.†   (source)
  • The brisk air of spring did not dispel the stench of engine oil and festering wounds.†   (source)
  • It creeps through the streets of Portland, festers in the Dumpsters, makes the city smell like a giant armpit.†   (source)
  • I see the lie festering in your teeth.†   (source)
  • To let it fester inside me forever?†   (source)
  • The memories are there—they must come out, they must emerge, they cannot be allowed to fester any longer.†   (source)
  • After a day the odor would dissipate and we'd avoid it further until it dried up and hardened like a rock, whereupon some brave soul would kick the offending artifact under the radiator, where it would fester and further fossilize into dust or extinction or discovery.†   (source)
  • The shower too was glorious: warm clean water over my festering skin, streams of water through my matted hair.†   (source)
  • Festering is not too strong a word.†   (source)
  • After festering for three thousand years in the depths of Tartarus, you call me hasty?†   (source)
  • In all the weeks they had been there Saeed and Nadia had never been to the old town, for it was off-limits to migrants at night, and they were strongly discouraged from going there even by day, except to the outskirts, where they could trade with residents, which is to say those who had been on the island longer than a few months, but the gash on Nadia's arm was beginning to fester, and so they had come to the outskirts of the old town to get it tended to at a clinic.†   (source)
  • I'd fantasized about Bella that way too many times, back when there was still a possibility of us, and then long after it was clear that the fantasies would only leave festering sores because there was no possibility, none at all.†   (source)
  • These bites have to be taken care of, he advises, because a festering, untreated wound will soon be crawling with maggots.†   (source)
  • The flies swarmed on the festering body of a rat, and the child looked quietly up at me as though my eyes were bright baubles, and its dimpled hand closed on the finger that I poised above its tiny petal mouth.†   (source)
  • 'No , ' His bones were shattered, his legs filled with festering shards of broken glass.†   (source)
  • Go ahead and ask her—then she can turn you down and the rest of us can get on with our lives while you fester in miserable humiliation.†   (source)
  • To have lived through something but not be able to get it out of you before it festers.†   (source)
  • They were cheap masks locked on festering thoughts—voices gabbling to drown out the loud silence in every breast.†   (source)
  • We'll make them regret they ever clapped their festering eyes on Carvahall!†   (source)
  • And soon we were outside in the festering heat.†   (source)
  • His shoulder was beginning to fester from the gnawing and digging that the R.O.U.S. had done into his flesh.†   (source)
  • It was some secret festering thing, so me dreamed emotion that accompanies the dreamer out of sleep.†   (source)
  • He kept thinking of Leona; it came in waves, like the pain of a toothache or a festering wound.†   (source)
  • Or fester like a sore— And then run?†   (source)
  • Festering together in the debris of a realtor's whim.†   (source)
  • She wanted Jake to sue on his behalf but Jake declined, and this was still festering.†   (source)
  • However few people can successfully demonstrate a principle in common ethics when their deliberation is festered with emotionalism.†   (source)
  • Outcast, misunderstood, and alone, Lee Harvey Oswald, who considers himself a great man, destined to accomplish great things, festers in a quiet rage.†   (source)
  • Lorena supposed the worst it could do was fester.†   (source)
  • Any little gripe, any grievance, anything you want changed, he says, should be brought up before the group and discussed instead of letting it fester inside of you.†   (source)
  • Otherwise it just festers, and eventually, you just blow.†   (source)
  • Today, however, he was having great trouble making his way, and hobbled along on three legs; the fourth had a wound on it, and the wound was festering.†   (source)
  • During that first summer and fall of sandy con-gestion and wind-blown boredom, the bitterness accumulated, the rage festered in hundreds of tarpapered cubicles like ours.†   (source)
  • These two groups were obliged to work side by side in the war plants, and their animosities festered and opened like boils on the face of the city.†   (source)
  • There were insults exchanged that would long fester, bombast and hyperbole in abundance, and moments when eloquence was brought to bear with a dramatic effect remarkable even in the Commons.†   (source)
  • He fell once, dashing to elude gunfire, and reopened his festering wounds.†   (source)
  • His face and throat and arms were a Crosshatch of festering cuts, the leavings of the firesnakes.†   (source)
  • Without him, Max would still be festering and going mad in Prusias's dungeons.†   (source)
  • Stale and wilted flowers, rejected downtown, blazed feverishly on a cart, like glamorous rags festering beneath a futile spray from a punctured fruit juice can.†   (source)
  • It was known, for instance, that syphilis had been a virulent disease four hundred years before, producing huge festering sores all over the body, often killing in weeks.†   (source)
  • I let it fester, though on the surface the blister has popped, scabbed over.†   (source)
  • As I soon found out, anger at me had been festering in him ever since yesterday, and Aunt Loma's fit brought it to a head.†   (source)
  • My sense of being less than fully human festered.†   (source)
  • Don't let it fester.†   (source)
  • I grieve that so much that was good now festers in the tower.†   (source)
  • The heart shines a deep purplish red, like a wound festering.†   (source)
  • The metropolis glowed, a luminous fungus festering along the coast.†   (source)
  • He knew Garnett would die, no help for it now, unturnable, ridiculous, doomed with a festering, unseen wound.†   (source)
  • The words I'd spoken in court had apparently opened a gaping wound in his soul, and the wound was festering.†   (source)
  • The beaches are clean where once they festered with fish guts and flies.†   (source)
  • Beginning to fester!†   (source)
  • The room was a replica of an illustration she had once seen in a Polish edition of The Old Curiosity Shop: festering with French, Italian, Russian and Polish antiques, of all periods and styles, it looked the work of some crazed interior decorator who had dumped out onto the shining parquet floors and sofas, chairs, tables, escritoires, love seats, chaises longues and stuffed ottomans of an embryonic palazzo—shoving into a single large, lofty but finite space the furniture suitable for a dozen rooms.†   (source)
  • And you, my husband, what chance have you when so many young men are festering in idleness!†   (source)
  • Silently, he cowered in the thorny bushes, blood dripped from the burning skin, from festering wounds dripped pus, and Siddhartha stayed rigidly, stayed motionless, until no blood flowed any more, until nothing stung any more, until nothing burned any more.†   (source)
  • Death sentences cannot cure the festering sore.†   (source)
  • Some of them were beginning to rot, subsiding into a sour festering ooze of pinky stuff, covered with flies.†   (source)
  • Terrorists and their supporters are not confined to the remote regions of some faraway land but can grow and fester right here at home.   (source)
  • Bad morale has festered in the department for years.
  • My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.   (source)
  • So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on men and animals.   (source)
  • Madness lurked behind them, two festering pools of sickness.†   (source)
  • The air must get trapped in these walls, rotting and festering like everything else in this place.†   (source)
  • What must it have been like for her, growing up with a rich, vindictive, festering old woman?†   (source)
  • It was a tumor festering inside him, and it was growing every day.†   (source)
  • Something foul grew in the waters here, and festered in the air.†   (source)
  • It seemed nothing at first, but it festered.†   (source)
  • Like pulling a bandage off a festering sore.†   (source)
  • After that, there was little more to fear, although his wound festered somewhat, and leaked.†   (source)
  • Yet Prince Oberyn soon recovered, while Lord Yronwood's wounds festered and killed him.†   (source)
  • "The discontent festered," Gorgon continues after a pause.†   (source)
  • The fact that she had refused to go into San Antonio festered like the thorn he had had in his hand.†   (source)
  • I knew it wouldn't look right if I turned around in full view and went back, so I bluffed it through, the same as I had at the gate, putting on that frown and keeping myself stiff and pursing my lips and looking right through them, as if they were festering sores.†   (source)
  • But knowing that Zeitoun's ordeal was caused instead by systemic ignorance and malfunction—and perhaps long-festering paranoia on the part of the National Guard and whatever other agencies were involved—was unsettling.†   (source)
  • Ached and festered.†   (source)
  • Festering, sir.†   (source)
  • We lost three men in the first attack, and two more in the second, and Lannister's serving man died of a fever when his wounds festered.†   (source)
  • Thomas felt all this like a festering disease, and seeing the others only made it worse, a stark reminder that this wasn't something he could just ignore.†   (source)
  • Tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, anemia, eye ailments, and festering wounds were widespread.†   (source)
  • Perhaps my steamer trunk should go to Sabrina, despite her decision to remain incommunicado, despite — this is where it festers — her persistent neglect of me.†   (source)
  • But the smell is what really hits me: a horrible, rotting, festering stink, like the Dumpsters by the harbor, the place where all the fish intestines get discarded, on the hottest day.†   (source)
  • Mae, have you ever had a secret that festered within you, and once that secret was out, you felt better?†   (source)
  • The wound has festered.†   (source)
  • I have a horror of tumbling down them — of breaking my neck, lying sprawled with undergarments on display, then melting into a festering puddle before anyone thinks of coming to find me.†   (source)
  • The hole had been festering lately, like it was getting revenge for the times that Jacob's presence had tamed it.†   (source)
  • Lord Theomore Harlaw had lost three sons in the cradle and laid the blame upon the flooded cellars, damp stones, and festering nitre of ancient Harlaw Hall.†   (source)
  • He never thought he'd miss sleeping in a giant's leather bed in a drakon-bone but in a festering cesspool, but right now that sounded like Elysium.†   (source)
  • Below us Toronto festers in the evening heat, the trees spreading like worn moss, the lake zinc in the distance.†   (source)
  • There is the secret of the bomb and there are the secrets that the bomb inspires, things even the Director cannot guess—a man whose own sequestered heart holds every festering secret in the Western world—because these plots are only now evolving.†   (source)
  • Blood was coursing from black, festering slashes across several of the faces and throats, grisly legacies of Max's last encounter with the demon.†   (source)
  • Only later would the Marines comprehend just how much danger still festered inside Suribachi on the morning of February 23.†   (source)
  • Along the rotting-plank road, wooden stakes were driven deep into the boggy ground; there the corpses festered, red —and dripping.†   (source)
  • But always they found its outward faces sheer, high and impassable, frowning over the plain below; beyond its tumbled skirts lay livid festering marshes where nothing moved and not even a bird was to be seen.†   (source)
  • If they concealed the size of the estate, then the size of the estate would become a festering and unspoken issue.†   (source)
  • We are an ungrateful race, I say, and our memories are too long for our own good...There are even those who have become so filled with festering hatred, they have turned to violence to slake the thirst of their anger.†   (source)
  • Having struggled with his festering dislike of New Englanders, he had proven a keen judge of character and ability and pinned his hopes on such untried born-and-bred Yankees as Greene and Knox.†   (source)
  • He ate the rest himself, the grease running down in a shiny line through the boils that festered at the corner of his mouth.†   (source)
  • Clegane found Hoat sitting alone in the Hall of a Hundred Hearths, half-mad with pain and fever from a wound that festered.†   (source)
  • What he understood caused him to shudder, for the sermon spoke of things best left unknown, of a malevolent hate that had festered for centuries in the dark caverns of people's hearts before being allowed to flourish in the Riders' absence, of blood and madness, and of foul rituals performed underneath a black moon.†   (source)
  • She might have struck downriver for the ports at Meereen and Yunkai and Astapor, but Rakharo warned her that Pono's khalasar had ridden that way, driving thousands of captives before them to sell in the flesh marts that festered like open sores on the shores of Slaver's Bay.†   (source)
  • Instead the wound had festered, until Victarion began to wonder whether Serry's blade had been poisoned.†   (source)
  • Worn out, and with a festering wound, he was in no shape to turn back for Montana, and Jerry, the dun, could never have made the trip, even if he himself could have.†   (source)
  • "I do," she said, "I feel reborn, as if a festering boil has been lanced and now at last I can begin to heal.†   (source)
  • Sometime late that morning, not long after finishing the foregoing entry in my journal and writing a few letters, I was sitting at the table where I had worked so well those past days, brooding glumly over the dumfounding homoerotic apparition which had passed like a thick black cloud across my consciousness (festering in my heart and making me fear for the basic well-being of my soul), when I heard Jack Brown's limping footsteps on the stairs, followed by the sound of his voice calling me.†   (source)
  • She says sometimes you have to scream out emotions; if you don't, they'll fester.†   (source)
  • In the Sahara they'll fester and rot and fall out of your head.†   (source)
  • And your breast must be washed and sewn, lest the wound fester.†   (source)
  • Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.†   (source)
  • I have found it's unwise to let such matters fester.†   (source)
  • A man's sins can poison his soul if left to fester.†   (source)
  • Then they fester, and I shall pay the price for my mistake.†   (source)
  • He preferred to flay it and let the exposed flesh dry and crack and fester.†   (source)
  • You'll find yourself wanting to stay inside beside the fire where it's easy for your anger to fester like a Devil's Club thorn.†   (source)
  • Or maybe Dad could do something himself, like that time two years ago, when he had pulled the porcupine needles out of Cujo's muzzle with his pliers, working each quill first up, then down, then out, being careful not to break them off because they would fester in there.†   (source)
  • A doctor would look at a freckle, a bump, and say it was nothing, but then it would fester and grow and darken, and death and lawsuits would ensue.†   (source)
  • That one would burn and fester.†   (source)
  • I hope their wounds fester.†   (source)
  • There were stippled marks and scars and in the crook of the elbow a dark mass, a fester of busted blood vessels and general wreckage.†   (source)
  • Don't let it fester.†   (source)
  • It was early on Friday afternoon, the weather was cold and damp, and Jake was suffering through the weekly ritual of trying to tie up some of the week's loose ends so they wouldn't grow and fester and ruin his Monday.†   (source)
  • What if your wounds fester?†   (source)
  • The false deserters had been imprisoned safely in the bowels of the pyramid ...but Daario's rage continued to fester.†   (source)
  • The richest farm country in New York State had mysteriously grayed: the land had quit; stone fences had fallen into disrepair; the Guernsey dairies—best dairies in the world—had begun to give way to Holstein dairies, quantity over quality; and then price supports came, and the hard-kernel wheat that grew nowhere else in America as it grew in New York State was swallowed up in the indifferent bins of Government to mold and fester as though it were common wheat.†   (source)
  • The raw patch on the bullock I had noticed had begun to fester, more skin had been eaten away and trickles of blood were running down the edges.†   (source)
  • He removed the bandage and his stomach turned over at the sight of the swollen festering arm.†   (source)
  • I lived carrying a huge wound, tender, festering, and I shrank when I came near anything that I thought would touch it.†   (source)
  • From the bottom of the trench as they neared it, rose the sweetish, festering stench of the city's iron entrails.†   (source)
  • When he awoke, in the first light of dawn, he looked across the river and saw that he had not carried the festered, limp bodies high enough on the sandpit the night before.†   (source)
  • To her horror, the place where the needle had entered was swollen, dark-green and festering yellowly.†   (source)
  • The chill walls festered with damp: they drank in death from the atmosphere: a woman died of typhoid, her husband came quickly out into the hall and dropped his hands.†   (source)
  • If they didn't breathe the most difficult air of effort and nobility, then she wished for them the commonplace death in the gas cloud of settled existence, office bondage, quiet-store-festering, unrecognized despair of marriage without hope, or the commonness of resentment that grows unknown boils in one's heart or bulbs of snarling flowers.†   (source)
  • She slipped off her worn shoe and, barefooted, she pattered swiftly to the bureau, not even feeling her festered toe.†   (source)
  • They pick at a worm—that is a hooded cobra—and leave it with a festering brown scar to be mauled by lions.†   (source)
  • The thistles in their feet and legs seemed to go deeper and deeper with every step they took and they festered and there was no time to stop and pick them out.†   (source)
  • Home, he would be cajoled up the tall veranda stairs, enticed into his bed; or, resisting all compulsion, he would seek out his wife, shut usually in her room, howling taunts at her, and accusations of unchastity, since there festered in him dark suspicion, fruit of his age, his wasting energy.†   (source)
  • Scarlett would have liked that title too, but it involved touching men crawling with lice, running fingers down throats of unconscious patients to see if they were choking on swallowed tobacco quids, bandaging stumps and picking maggots out of festering flesh.†   (source)
  • Many of the wounds were festered.†   (source)
  • But something in him festered deeply at the idea of disposing of his wares by the process of making such a wretched little nuisance of himself that riddance was purchased only at the price of the magazine.†   (source)
  • When he met his father little was said by either: behind the hard angry glaze of their eyes, they both looked depthlessly into each other; they knew that they could withhold nothing from each other, that the same sores festered in each, the same hungers and desires, the same crawling appetites polluted their blood.†   (source)
  • I love folklore and all festering superstitions.†   (source)
  • No wounds, no festering sores could at that moment frighten me.†   (source)
  • The preacher's knife had probed deeply into his disclosed conscience and he felt now that his soul was festering in sin.†   (source)
  • This held water, and all summer it stood there, with the near-by soil draining into it, festering and stewing in the sun; and then, when winter came, somebody cut the ice on it, and sold it to the people of the city.†   (source)
  • For festering sores were not only conspicuous reminders of the body's sunken state, but also, in reflecting the venomous corruption of the soul, they awakened a desire for edifying spiritual compensation; whereas the bloom of health was a deceptive phenomenon, an offense to the conscience that it was best to disavow by bowing low in profound humility before human frailty.†   (source)
  • They want, these Winesburg grotesques, to unpack their hearts, to release emotions buried and festering.†   (source)
  • Such a recoil is like that of a hair, made to grow out from the body, turning unnaturally upon the direction of its growth and growing into the body—a rankling, festering thing of hurt.†   (source)
  • They were the drainage of the great festering ulcer of society; they were hideous to look upon, sickening to talk to.†   (source)
  • And before Settembrini could rebuke him, Naphta began to speak of pious excesses of charity witnessed in the Middle Ages, amazing examples of fanaticism and ecstasy in the care of the sick— the daughters of kings had kissed the stinking wounds of lepers, with the express purpose of becoming infected, had called the ulcerated sores to which they exposed themselves "roses," had drunk the water with which they had bathed those festering bodies, and had declared they had never drunk anything so tasty.†   (source)
  • His sins trickled from his lips, one by one, trickled in shameful drops from his soul, festering and oozing like a sore, a squalid stream of vice.†   (source)
  • They could tell the whole hateful story of it, set forth the inner soul of a city in which justice and honor, women's bodies and men's souls, were for sale in the marketplace, and human beings writhed and fought and fell upon each other like wolves in a pit; in which lusts were raging fires, and men were fuel, and humanity was festering and stewing and wallowing in its own corruption.†   (source)
  • Most of them were disfigured by frost-bitten noses and cheeks, and nearly all had red, swollen and festering eyes.†   (source)
  • I have frequently felt her head, and found it nearly covered with festering sores, caused by the lash of her cruel mistress.†   (source)
  • Unworthy son, coward, liar,—you, who hold your councils with thieves and murderers in dark rooms at night,—you, whose plots and wiles have brought a violent death upon the head of one worth millions such as you,—you, who from your cradle were gall and bitterness to your own father's heart, and in whom all evil passions, vice, and profligacy, festered, till they found a vent in a hideous disease which had made your face an index even to your mind—you, Edward Leeford, do you still brave me!'†   (source)
  • Notwithstanding the revolting horror of the exhibition, Munro and Heyward flew toward the festering heap, endeavoring, with a love that no unseemliness could extinguish, to discover whether any vestiges of those they sought were to be seen among the tattered and many-colored garments.†   (source)
  • Come, Victor; not brooding thoughts of vengeance against the assassin, but with feelings of peace and gentleness, that will heal, instead of festering, the wounds of our minds.†   (source)
  • He, in the meantime, festering with indignation at some erroneous intelligence of Farfrae's opposition to the scheme for installing him in the little seed-shop, was greeted with the news of the municipal election (which, by reason of Farfrae's comparative youth and his Scottish nativity—a thing unprecedented in the case—had an interest far beyond the ordinary).†   (source)
  • Mr Dorrit and his matchless castle were disembarked among the dirty white houses and dirtier felons of Civita Vecchia, and thence scrambled on to Rome as they could, through the filth that festered on the way.†   (source)
  • "My gallant Ned," I replied, "for poets a pearl is a tear from the sea; for Orientals it's a drop of solidified dew; for the ladies it's a jewel they can wear on their fingers, necks, and ears that's oblong in shape, glassy in luster, and formed from mother-of-pearl; for chemists it's a mixture of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate with a little gelatin protein; and finally, for naturalists it's a simple festering secretion from the organ that produces mother-of-pearl in certain bivalves."†   (source)
  • When they reached Yaroslavl the wound had begun to fester (Natasha knew all about such things as festering) and the doctor had said that the festering might take a normal course.†   (source)
  • Although lately some spark may have been shown by one, which made us think he was ordained by God for our redemption, nevertheless it was afterwards seen, in the height of his career, that fortune rejected him; so that Italy, left as without life, waits for him who shall yet heal her wounds and put an end to the ravaging and plundering of Lombardy, to the swindling and taxing of the kingdom and of Tuscany, and cleanse those sores that for long have festered.†   (source)
  • His father knew every place in the boy where a word would fester.†   (source)
  • Just when she needed her strength most, this toe had to fester.†   (source)
  • The first sign of the fester was when our chivalry turned into Games-Mania—all that nonsense about who had the best tilting average and so forth.†   (source)
  • Then one of them, beautifully darting, accurately alighting, spiked the soft, monstrous body of the defenceless worm, pecked again and yet again, and left it to fester.†   (source)
  • He was simply lying back after a lot of thinking and hard work and saying let it run let it fester because I can't smell it anyhow.†   (source)
  • Scarlett had been at Tara two weeks since her return from Atlanta when the largest blister on her foot began to fester, swelling until it was impossible for her to put on her shoe or do more than hobble about on her heel.†   (source)
  • It was the resignation of a healthy, manly nature, in which sentimental wounds could never fester.†   (source)
  • It would appear that they are a half-brute, half-human species, a race apart, wherein there is no such thing as sex; that they are hatched out by the sun like turtle eggs, or receive life in some similar and sordid fashion; and that all their days they fester in brutality and viciousness, and in the end die as unlovely as they have lived.†   (source)
  • A proscribed fugitive, with a price upon his head; a fester and a wound upon the noble character of the Coketown operative!†   (source)
  • The insult was terrible, and although unknown to the rest of the world, I felt it live and fester at the bottom of my heart.†   (source)
  • I think thou observedst, it is probable the wound will fester, so as to occasion danger to the limb in this cold weather?†   (source)
  • The whole party moved swiftly through the narrow path, toward the north, leaving the healing waters to mingle unheeded with the adjacent brooks and the bodies of the dead to fester on the neighboring mount, without the rites of sepulture; a fate but too common to the warriors of the woods to excite either commiseration or comment.†   (source)
  • "Out of nater, sir, quite out of nater," said Elnathan, attempting to expectorate, but succeeding only in throwing a light, frothy substance, like a flake of snow, into the fire—" quite out of nater that a wound so well dressed, and with the ball in my pocket, should fester.†   (source)
  • When they reached Yaroslavl the wound had begun to fester (Natasha knew all about such things as festering) and the doctor had said that the festering might take a normal course.†   (source)
  • And this Sir Alphegus had a mother, the which was a great sorceress; and she, for the despite of her son's death, wrought by her subtle crafts that Sir Urre should never be whole, but ever his wounds should one time fester and another time bleed, so that he should never be whole until the best knight of the world had searched his wounds; and thus she made her avaunt, wherethrough it was known that Sir Urre should never be whole.†   (source)
  • Back to the castle, there to linger in increasing agony as the belly wound festered, until the corruption spread far enough finally to kill him, wallowing perhaps for days in long-drawn-out pain.†   (source)
  • Four hundred yards to the west, between the schoolhouse and the mountain, lay a festering center of sin, a bootleg whiskey still operated by the celebrated anti-Prohibition guerrilla Sam Reever.†   (source)
  • Forth from their masks, no matter what,
    From the huge festering trunk, from craft and guile and tears,
    Health to emerge and joy, joy universal.†   (source)
  • O Polybus, O Corinth, O my home, Home of my ancestors (so wast thou called) How fair a nursling then I seemed, how foul The canker that lay festering in the bud!†   (source)
  • Or, if I live, is it not very like
    The horrible conceit of death and night,
    Together with the terror of the place,—
    As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
    Where, for this many hundred years, the bones
    Of all my buried ancestors are pack'd;
    Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth,
    Lies festering in his shroud; where, as they say,
    At some hours in the night spirits resort;—
    Alack, alack, is it not like that I,
    So early waking,—what with loathsome smells,
    And shrieks like mandrakes torn out of the earth,
    That living mortals, hearing them, run mad;—
    O, if I wake, shall I not be distraught,
    Environed with all these hideous fears?†   (source)
  • If you don't let me cleanse it, it will fester!†   (source)
  • 'Come with me now, priest, or your wound shall fester and go putrid'?†   (source)
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