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  • noun Plural form of fever.


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  • People do, you know, do odd things in fevers that they would never do at other times.

    Harding's Luck

  • I've knowed mad people as foamed at the mouth and rolled their eyes and would have done themselves an injury but for a strait-jacket; and I've knowed folks in fevers unreasonable enough, but they kept in their beds in a dark room, and didn't know their own mothers.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • People who like to be read to, have generally not much the matter with them; while in fevers, or where there is much irritability of brain, the effort of listening to reading aloud has often brought on delirium.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • I have seen, in fevers (and felt, when I was a fever patient myself), the most acute suffering produced from the patient (in a hut) not being able to see out of window, and the knots in the wood being the only view.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • Brings fevers from the moon, and maddening dreams;

    Act II

  • In Job's dreams, though they might partly arise from his distemper (in fevers, or small pox, when the body is all over sore, it is common for the sleep to be unquiet), yet we have reason to think Satan had a hand, for he delights to terrify those whom it is out of his reach to destroy; but Job looked up to God, who permitted Satan to do this (thou scarest me), and mistook Satan's representations for the terror of God setting themselves in array against him.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • UNLESS he has a fever. that’s the only thing that can potentially knock him out and make him rest. he had a fever last month for FIVE DAYS!!!!!!!!! and the shitty tihng about fevers is that you can’t really do anything for them.ugh. hope she feels better soon. and you hang in there as well. smooches!

    Bad Friday | Her Bad Mother

  • After this last trip we thought that the fevers were a thing of the past and we were looking forward to the christening we had planned for him on January 29th.

    Biliary Atresia — Chris's Story

  • Much real injury has, however, been sustained from a propensity to identify with this endemic and to call by the same name fevers of very different kinds, which have been known at all times and in all countries, and never have been placed among those deemed contagious.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • Remember that this fight against the fevers is a winning fight, this study of disease germs a cheering and encouraging one, because it will end in our conquering them, not merely nine times out of ten, but ninety-nine times out of a hundred.

    A Handbook of Health


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