Definitions

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  • noun Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)

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Examples

  • She was admitted to the city's Salpêtrière Hospital for 18 months at age 14, where she was diagnosed with a nervous disorder known as St. Vitus' Dance.

    Lautrec's Odd Partner in Art

  • "The name of the album, 'The Disease Of St. Vitus', comes from the Finnish poet's Panu Tuomi's book called

    BLABBERMOUTH.NET Latest News

  • In New York City one child in ninety-one already examined has had the form of nervous disease known as St. Vitus's Dance, or chorea.

    Civics and Health

  • The infirmity to which Mr. Pope alludes, appeared to me also, as I have elsewhere [1] observed, to be of the convulsive kind, and of the nature of that distemper called St. Vitus's dance; and in this opinion I am confirmed by the description which Sydenham gives of that diseasc.

    Life Of Johnson

  • The infirmity to which Mr. Pope alludes, appeared to me also, as I have elsewhere [408] observed, to be of the convulsive kind, and of the nature of that distemper called St. Vitus's dance; and in this opinion I am confirmed by the description which Sydenham gives of that diseasc.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765

  • The infirmity to which Mr. Pope alludes, appeared to me also, as I have elsewhere observed, to be of the convulsive kind, and of the nature of that distemper called St. Vitus's dance; and in this opinion I am confirmed by the description which Sydenham gives of that disease.

    Boswell's Life of Johnson Abridged and edited, with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood

  • A diet void of irritation is also most important for children who suffer from nervous conditions, such as St. Vitus's dance, involuntary urination during sleep, etc.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration

  • I have elsewhere observed, to be of the convulsive kind, and of the nature of that distemper called St. Vitus’s dance; and in this opinion I am confirmed by the description which Sydenham gives of that disease.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • [This nervous affection, more commonly known as St. Vitus 'dance, is not

    The Dog

  • Today, however, when I noticed all the fat, black excreta hither and yon upon our hardwood floors, I came to my senses... at just about the same moment that the squirrel twigged to my presence and began to go all St. Vitus on our collectibles.

    Elizabeth Boleman-Herring: The Squirrel Amongst the Razors in Occam's Butter Churn

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