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  • adj. Characteristic of ague

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the qualities of an ague; somewhat cold or shivering; chilly; shaky.
  • adj. Productive of, or affected by, ague.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Chilly; somewhat cold or shivering.
  • Having the qualities of an ague: as, an aguish fever.
  • Productive of agues: as, an aguish locality.
  • Subject to ague.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affected by ague


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  • Fate seemed resolved that I should have no chance of leaving the place without seeing in it something worth remembering, as I had no sooner returned to Sen's inn, which I did on my release, than I was seized with a kind of aguish fever, the effect, no doubt, of the exposure I had recently undergone.

    Under the Dragon Flag

  • I long to see the snow again and to feel a genuine cold and escape from this "aguish" chill.

    My Boyhood

  • But, upon the whole, it could not be fairly said that his appearance was unprepossessing; indeed, to the congenial, it would have been doubtless not uncongenial; while to others, it could not fail to be at least curiously interesting, from the warm air of florid cordiality, contrasting itself with one knows not what kind of aguish sallowness of saving discretion lurking behind it.

    The Confidence-Man

  • Very well! then Henry gives a kind of aguish shake, and getting up, sighs from the bottom of his heart -- then holding up his head like a king, zays -- "Varmer, I have too long been a burden to you -- Heaven protect you, as you have me -- Farewell!

    Speed the Plough A Comedy, In Five Acts; As Performed At The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

  • And not even the most brilliant scientists can calculate the aguish of emotional and sometimes literal captivity choking Iranians at home.

    Melody Moezzi: Suffocating in Iran

  • I obeyed his directions with respect to my clothes, the rather that, in despite of the spirits which I had drunk, I felt my teeth begin to chatter, and received various hints from an aguish feeling, that a town-bred youth, like myself, could not at once rush into all the hardihood of country sports with impunity.


  • Your philosophy should tell you, that the object which we attain, or are sure of attaining, loses, perhaps, even by that very certainty, a little of the extravagant and ideal value, which attached to it while the object of feverish hopes and aguish fears.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • That very night the sister fell sick of an aguish chill, and was grievously ill but presently recovered, after which the brother also sickened.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The town is built upon very low and aguish ground, at the foot of a peculiar and steep eminence, which the inhabitants dignify with the name of the Mountain.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The night was very cold and frosty, and so productive of aguish chills, that I was not at all sorry for the compelled pedestrianism entailed upon me by the insecure state of these bridges.

    The Englishwoman in America


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