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used in The Magic Mountain

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easily influenced or harmed


capable of being treated in a particular way
  • 7 degrees—that was too high, it was a fever, the result of an infection to which he had been susceptible.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (41% in)
  • He had always been susceptible to bronchitis and fevers, and then one day he actually coughed up red, and Joachim was shipped off posthaste to Davos—much to his great regret and dismay, because he was very close to seeing his ambition fulfilled.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (96% in)
  • But catarrhs are not colds, they come from an infection to which one is already susceptible, and the only question is whether what we have here is an innocent infection or one that is less innocent, all the rest is twiddle-twaddle.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (28% in)
  • "It is of course possible that you tend to be more susceptible to the harmless type," she said and seemed to look at him with the well-advanced sty—he was not sure how she managed that.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (29% in)
  • He had not known how many days would have to pass, but one morning at early breakfast he received his orders from the head nurse, who had another sty now—it could not be the same one; apparently she was naturally susceptible to this harmless but disfiguring ailment.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (43% in)
  • Sensitive as he was, however, Hans Castorp proved less susceptible to pi than Paravant.
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (56% in)
  • We know what we are saying when we add—perhaps somewhat darkly—that his fate might have been different if his disposition had not been so highly susceptible to the charms of the emotional sphere, to the universal state of mind that this song epitomized so intensely, so mysteriously.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (89% in)
  • Time proved no blessing—in his twenty-first year of life he died of the illness to which he had been susceptible.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (15% in)
  • It was his way of honoring the stroll by the shore, the abiding ever-and-always, the hermetic magic, to which, once withdrawn from the world, he had proved so susceptible—the magic that had been his soul's fundamental adventure, in which all the alchemistic adventures of that simple stuff had been played out.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (27% in)

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