Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A paroxysm of cold or shivering; a sharp attack of chilliness.

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Examples

  • He began to shake as with an ague-fit, till the gun fell from his hand with a splash.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • For up started Mowbray, writhing and shaking himself as in an ague-fit; his hands stretched over his head — with thy hoy! hoy! hoy! yawning.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I am all over as if cold water were poured down my back, or as if I had a strong ague-fit upon me.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Partridge, and shook him more heartily than an ague-fit, or his own fears had ever done before.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Dudley was trembling now like a man in an ague-fit.

    Uncle Silas

  • After he had seated himself he shook like one in an ague-fit.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • The eyes of the prisoner followed the Indian's hand, as he pointed, with savage triumph, to the shrivelled scalps that had once crowned the heads of childhood and innocence, and then sank to the floor, while his whole frame shivered as with an ague-fit.

    Nick of the Woods

  • "Speak!" said I, wondering to see her shaken as by an ague-fit.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • Hereupon I loosed him and, falling back on the hay, found myself all breathless and shaking as with an ague-fit.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • He was seized with the deepest sleep and colliquative sweats, and in the short space of twenty-four hours from the time of the ague-fit, he died comatose.

    Andrew Marvell

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