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So far, 21 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in a remote southern Philippine township.
  an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
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cholera choleraic
The adjective form of this word is "choleraic."  Do not confuse it with the more common word, "choleric"; i.e., easily angered or angry.
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  • So far, 21 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in a remote southern Philippine township.
  • But there was no clean water and people started dying from cholera.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Enoch said, "You mean things other than rats and cholera and whatever sorts of mad trolls live beneath crypts?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Cholera gets them or consumption or something else, and they die.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead

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  • I shake my head but I can’t offer an excuse and I don’t have one anyway, though I’m sure I could easily come up with something believable: homework, emptying bedpans at the local nursing home, cholera.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I can’t catch cholera, either, or lockjaw, or the morbid sore throat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A guard said something to Louie that stuck in his head: Hiroshima had been hit by cholera.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This was the soil on which my great-grandfather had married his third wife a year before dying in the cholera epidemic that hit Kabul in 1915.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Her parents died of cholera.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • I carried the infection of crime with me, and she has caught it as she would the typhus fever, the cholera, the plague!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • I lost him the first cholera season.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "Could have the cholera," said Paul D. "Reckon?"
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • In these winds one felt the breath of the cholera.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When you get settled in your next place, you will be a vegetarian caring for dogs with the mange, cats with the cholera and cows with the epizootic.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • At the start of the winter came the permanent rain and with the rain came the cholera.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • "He killed more people than the cholera," the gypsy said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • In the early twentieth century, when the laboratory occupied the entire fourth floor of the Biomedical Research Building, crews of technicians worked to eliminate the scourges of yellow fever, malaria, and cholera.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We have very many soldiers in camp near my village, and the cholera break out in that camp, and the men die like flies.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Can’t we start rumors about cholera or something?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • His pervading and continual hope—a hallucination, which, in the face of all discouragement, and making light of impossibilities, haunts him while he lives, and, I fancy, like the convulsive throes of the cholera, torments him for a brief space after death—is, that finally, and in no long time, by some happy coincidence of circumstances, he shall be restored to office.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Another summer he lost his hogs from cholera, and a valuable stallion died from a rattlesnake bite.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • By degrees she began to be more at home with him, but was still shy in his presence, when suddenly her mother, Arina, died of cholera.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • I was like I’d had the cholera morbus.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • He died of cholera in 1831, but not before ’He-gelianism’ had gained an enormous following at nearly all the universities in Germany.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Yet cholera doesn’t come close to TB in its frequency of literary occurrence.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The example of cholera came to mind.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Could what was called diarrhcea really be an early case of cholera?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • This reply invariably operated like a rumour of cholera.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "Mother died of cholera," he says emphatically, as if even he believes the lie now.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Hardly a week after his decease, one of the Cunard steamers brought intelligence of the death, by cholera, of Judge Pyncheon’s son, just at the point of embarkation for his native land.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • His target had been the teeming continents and the great plagues—malaria, typhus, cholera, typhoid, dysentery—and he was angling for a World Health Organization or Point Four appointment.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • ’Take him,’ says the governor—and by the Lord, Flask, if the devil didn’t give John the Asiatic cholera before he got through with him, I’ll eat this whale in one mouthful.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Oxygen! nobody knows what that may be—is it any wonder the cholera has got to Dantzic?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • At the time of the cholera, in order to enlarge this, a piece of wall was pulled down, and three acres of land by its side purchased; but all the new portion is almost tenantless; the tombs, as heretofore, continue to crowd together towards the gate.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Officials were concerned about the spread of E. coli, the risk of typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The cholera was much more devastating to the black population, which was larger and poorer, but in reality it had no regard for color or background.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "I would sooner," he thundered, "sit in council with the six thousand dead who have died of cholera in St. Louis than go into convention with such a gang of scamps!"
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • These were the traditional symbols used to counteract the evils brought on by summer—cholera, plague, typhoid, malaria, and typhus.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Well, that’s better than this cholera thing.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • She showed me how to coax the patients into taking their medicine, which they often refused, and how to give them goat broth with a lot of salt to treat the dehydration that came with cholera.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • The wife died of cholera in Ferozepore, and O’Hara fell to drink and loafing up and down the line with the keen-eyed three-year-old baby.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • At the time of my advent here, we had many Cholera outbreaks, perforating Dysentries, intractable Diarrhoeas, and the whole deadly Typhoid family, which were plaguing the Asylum.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The reckless passion of the heroine, Arabella, for a wicked foreign count is punished by ill fortune when she contracts cholera during an impetuous dash toward a seaside town with her intended.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Something always comes along, cholera duty in India and things like that.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • There was diphtheria, typhus, cholera, influenza.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The cholera had broken out in its most fatal form and people were dying like flies.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • The first, a girl, died in her twentieth month, of infant cholera; two more died at birth.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But cholera choke him anyway!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Their impulse is to go at this thing like a Mafia button man or a scared relative burying a cholera victim.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
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