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apoplexy:

see strokestroke,
destruction of brain tissue as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage or infarction caused by thrombosis (clotting) or embolus (obstruction in a blood vessel caused by clotted blood or other foreign matter circulating in the bloodstream); formerly called apoplexy.
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apoplexy

[′ap·ə‚plek·sē]
(medicine)
A symptom complex caused by an acute vascular lesion of the brain and characterized by unconsciousness with various degrees of paralysis and sensory impairment.
Sudden, severe hemorrhage into any organ.

apoplexy

sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain
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Early in the spring we were alarmed by hearing that he had been found insensible at his desk, and that the seizure was pronounced to be an apoplectic fit.
The next thing I saw was the top-knot of silver hair surmounting Captain Ellis' smooth red face, which would have been apoplectic if it hadn't had such a fresh appearance.
There was great news that night for the regular Maypole customers, to each of whom, as he straggled in to occupy his allotted seat in the chimney-corner, John, with a most impressive slowness of delivery, and in an apoplectic whisper, communicated the fact that Mr Chester was alone in the large room upstairs, and was waiting the arrival of Mr Geoffrey Haredale, to whom he had sent a letter
Over against this chair, Maggy, with apoplectic exertions that were not at all required, dragged the box which was her seat on story-telling occasions, sat down upon it, hugged her own knees, and said, with a voracious appetite for stories, and with widely-opened eyes:
On the opposite side of the road was a large sign-board on a high post, representing the head and shoulders of a gentleman with an apoplectic countenance, in a red coat with deep blue facings, and a touch of the same blue over his three-cornered hat, for a sky.
Rachael Stirling as Arabella Meanwhile, Arabella goes apoplectic when she finds out Roger has been fired and she might have to cut down on a few things.
After being apoplectic for a few minutes, I managed to stammer out my presentation.
No-one had warned poor apoplectic Alan about my shortcuts and, of course, it started raining.
Three years ago Michael Buerk was so apoplectic about the BBC's dumbed-down coverage of the Queen's Jubilee he wrote an epic rant calling it "cringingly inept" because they put in front of the camera "pneumatic birdbrains, daytime airheads and vacuous D-list celebrities" like Tess Daly.
The rightwing media in the United States has been going apoplectic over a report that President Obama told Israel he would shoot down their planes if they tried to bomb Iran's nuclear installations.
I don't know why everyone's gone apoplectic over how much Renee Zellweger has changed.
But I have still thoroughly enjoyed watching the morally superior (they think) liberal left and the political elite shaking in their boots and apoplectic with rage over their popularity despite their efforts to destroy the party and Farage by slinging mud at him from all directions, every minute of every day, for the last couple of months.