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Definition a pattern of symptoms associated with an illness; or any recognizable pattern — especially when undesirable
  • She suffers from Asperger syndrome.
syndrome = a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • She suffers from Down syndrome.
  • syndrome = a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • But I also have this other syndrome thing that I can't even pronounce.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • syndrome = a pattern of symptoms associated with an illness
  • You might have heard, for example, of battered woman syndrome.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • syndrome = a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • olivia's told me about his "syndrome."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • syndrome = a pattern of symptoms associated with an illness
  • ...some doctor told her parents that the odds of someone getting the same combination of syndromes that came together to make auggie's face were like one in four million.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • syndromes = patterns of symptoms associated with an illness
  • Twenty years ago, at 18 years old, I felt like a war veteran, with a sort of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Driver ants, Ebola virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome: all these are brooms devised by nature to sweep a small clearing very well.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In third grade, my teacher informed me that I have Asperger's syndrome.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • You're suffering from what humans call Stockholm Syndrome: you have bonded with your captors.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Random Access Memory, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Mutual Assured Destruction.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Overall the tests pointed to post-traumatic stress syndrome, though she has yet to decide on the strategy to manage it.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I thought she had Asperger's syndrome or something like it.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • It is our thesis that the psychopathology of such murderers forms at least one specific syndrome which we shall describe.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Asperger's syndrome, he thought.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Stockholm syndrome, individuals' desperate attempts to become like their captors.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Or too little vitamin K. Malabsorption syndrome.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • What I guess about you is that you have a nobility syndrome.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Big fish in a little pond syndrome?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • She has Meniere's syndrome.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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