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  • adj. infected with gangrene, gangrenous


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  • Especially that poor sap a couple of years ago who cut off his gangrened finger w/scissors because he got a letter stating it'll be another 6 months before treatment.

    Milton Friedman on health, education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • James MacDonald, for example, assured the public that modernism was 'gangrened stuff which attracts the human blowflies of the world who thrive on putrid fare'.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Kids of all colors flocked to see Reggie Hammond (Murphy), the cool black dude with his Armani threads and Porsche wheels, outslick Jack Cates (Nick Nolte), the slob honky cop with his gangrened convertible and epithetgrowling mouth.

    The Boys Are Back In Town

  • To fathom the new reality it is first necessary to dismantle the drains, to lay open the gangrened ducts which compose the genitourinary system that supplies the excreta of art.

    miller et matisse et moi

  • Our gangrened limbs blacken, stink, and fall by the wayside in response to festering injustice.


  • We are supposed to believe that the Military Industrial Complex, a conglomeration of defense contractors with its long poisonous tentacles firmly lodged in the gangrened flesh of government, is protecting us and our way of life from a hostile world intent on destroying both.

    Over Hill, Over Dale: The Militarization of Culture

  • Turkey, have sent a hundred thousand surgeons provided with lancets, bistouries, and all sorts of instruments, adapted to cut off the morbid and gangrened parts; but the disease has only become more virulent.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And yet, though the necessary hypocrisy of a man of the world may have gangrened a poet, he ends by carrying the faculties of his talent into the expression of any required sentiment, just as a great man doomed to solitude ends by infusing his heart into his mind.

    Modeste Mignon

  • I can cut off a gangrened foot, leaving you to walk on the other.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If fistula had gangrened the rectum of Cardinal Richelieu some months longer, the virtuous de Thou, Cinq-Mars, and so many others would have been at liberty.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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