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quarantine

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Definition isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  • The ranch was quarantined due to fears of mad cow disease.
  • There, the story of the quarantine and its costs grew even more vivid to me.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • It had been three days after they had come back, three days during which all of them had been quarantined.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Unless the groundlings have added a whorehouse to that quarantine island they leased us.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The boy Roger had arrived home with measles; they were all in quarantine.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Ever since the island had been used to quarantine the sick during the Roman plague of A.D. 1656, it had been thought to have mystic healing properties.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Still there was no quarantine, no official admission.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • When one cousin caught the measles or mumps, we were all quarantined together so as to get that childhood illness over and done with.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • We were not At in the camp proper but in a kind of quarantine compound outside.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • On Wednesday they found out that our naval blockade was in effect and that fourteen Soviet ships were nearing the quarantine line.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He didn't approve of quarantine for AIDS.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • At the Fleet landing field I went through the exit gate with my nose in the air and strode up to the quarantine desk to have my orders stamped.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • In the picture he'd been asleep in bed, just as he was now Had he been quarantined, infected with some sleeping sickness?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • The corporal marched the men to a quarantine area, where there stood a rickety canopy.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They set up this crazy elaborate testing system and have tried really hard to have quarantined areas.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Even at the worst, I'll have proved that man can't be kept in quarantine forever.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • This quarantine will be extended, if needed, to other types of cargo and carriers.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Cuban Missle Crisis Speech
  • They were thinking of ways to isolate and quarantine and survive.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • The freezer smelled so bad it would have been quarantined if health officials ever caught wind of it!
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • There reputations, even Royalist reputations, were held in quarantine.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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