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fester
used in Lonesome Dove

4 uses
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Definition
of an injury:  to be inflamed and create pus

generally:  get worse — especially through inattention
  • Lorena supposed the worst it could do was fester.
    Chapters 30-31 (5% in)
  • The fact that she had refused to go into San Antonio festered like the thorn he had had in his hand.
    Chapters 40-41 (5% in)
  • After that, there was little more to fear, although his wound festered somewhat, and leaked.
    Chapters 101-102 (80% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 101-102 (88% in)

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