hectic


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hectic

1. associated with, peculiar to, or symptomatic of tuberculosis (esp in the phrases hectic fever, hectic flush)
2. a hectic fever or flush
3. Rare a person who is consumptive or who experiences a hectic fever or flush
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He remarked upon the cheeks of Athos the hectic hue of fever, which feeds upon itself; slow fever, pitiless, born in a fold of the heart, sheltering itself behind that rampart, growing from the suffering it engenders, at once cause and effect of a perilous situation.
The City Hall was asking for airships, refusing to surrender as Washington advised, and developing into a centre of intense emotion, of hectic activity.
The hectic flush was gone for the time, leaving her pale and childlike.
The furnished room received its latest guest with a first glow of pseudo-hospitality, a hectic, haggard, perfunctory welcome like the specious smile of a demirep.
says Briggs (who was thinking of twenty- four years back, and that hectic young writing-master whose lock of yellow hair, and whose letters, beautiful in their illegibility, she cherished in her old desk upstairs).
He had spent three hectic days and nights in New York, and--after a reasonable interval--had felt much the same as usual.
The other, his hectic flush like a pair of burns on his cheek-bones, stared for a moment and burst out laughing too.
She was a rather tall, slim and graceful woman, terribly emaciated, with magnificent dark brown hair and with a hectic flush in her cheeks.
He made it clear it was way too hectic to drive back home at the end of a day's play and then travel back to the ground by 8am.
Tomorrow's hectic The outdoor music stops at 7pm allowing just enough time to grab a hamburger before the indoor performers programme get going at 7.
While my training schedule is pretty hectic, it's nice to take time out and come to Grove Primary School.
Those keen on reading the entire Quran despite hectic schedules will benefit from a daily MMS with the day's verses, easily accessible on their phones whenever they find time.