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pneumonia

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Definition respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and accumulation of fluid in the lungs; caused by infectious agents (e.g., viruses or bacteria) or by inhalation of certain irritants
  • A mild case of pneumonia is sometimes referred to as "walking pneumonia."
pneumonia = respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  • I thought probably I'd get pneumonia and die.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • pneumonia = fluid in the lungs
  • It would mean a lot to me if I could tell them that their father died of pneumonia alone.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • pneumonia = a lung disease
  • He sounded just like the kind of guy who'd commit suicide by taking a cold shower and then leaving the windows open to die of pneumonia!
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • pneumonia = a lung disease
  • Dr. Troy came and said that child died of pneumonia and why wasn't he in the hospital long ago?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • pneumonia = a lung disease
  • You remember he had pneumonia?
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • pneumonia = respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  • And James was there three years later when Alfred's mother died of pneumonia in the city hospital, sitting with him all night, whispering, "Gonna be all right, Alfred."
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • pneumonia = a lung disease
  • In December of that year he goes down with pneumonia, and dies of it.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • He left among coughs so ratchety you'd think he was dying of double pneumonia.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • He died of pneumonia on June 28, 1890, at the age of sixty.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • "Lady, look, I'll give you the dollar, but I'm not gonna catch pneumonia out here."
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • But you've developed pneumonia and there is fluid collecting around your right lung.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They died of exposure and pneumonia, very fast.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Then the sickness came, pneumonia, and measles that went to the eyes and to the mastoids.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Ari struggled to get up, wheezing like a large animal with pneumonia, trying to push me off.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Webster spoke to President John Tyler, who had been sworn in when President Harrison died of pneumonia, just within a month of his inauguration.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • By the time I got to Mrs. Thatcher I was feeling poorly, and I was later diagnosed as having a mild case of pneumonia.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Even when she was five and had pneumonia, I don't think she looked this bad.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Carol was volunteer nurse when Mrs. Champ Perry suddenly died of pneumonia.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The old men died from exposure and mountain pneumonia, with no one to give them the last rites of the Church.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop

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