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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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The HGO chorus sang richly and, except for racing too hectically through Varlaam's boozy Battle of Kazan yarn, HGO newcomer Tugan Sokhiev led a superb reading of this hypnotically brooding score.
Wissenschaftsvermittlung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis [Current media topics hectically prepared?
Shaukat Sultan told reporters as the government worked hectically to rescue and provide relief to people still trapped in far-flung areas.
These experiences meant that he knew all about the agitprop, the Brechtian Epic Theatre and the Marxist dialectics that were to have such a lasting influence on his Hollywood and British work and that Gardner applies, rather hectically, throughout.
The night ended on a high with Michael Clark's Swamp ( a technically exhilarating study of changing relationships which sees the dancers coupled-off into fascinating pairs of day-glow marionettes, hectically tumbling towards the final curtain call.
Throughout three hectically creative months Shelley enchanted Byron, who wrote Canto III of Childe Harold under his spell: and it was Shelley who in fact carried Byron's manuscript of Canto III back to London for delivery to his publisher, John Murray.
The city seemed both pitiful and enticing: gray, shabby, demoralized, but still vibrating with nervous vitality, glistening, gleaming, phosphorescent, hectically animated, full of tensions and promise.
Quaid's confused identity is doubled in the film's plot, which is hectically organised around the concealment of other identities, like that of the leader of the Martian resistance, Kuato, and that of the objects found in the Martian mines.
But of course: We've acclimated to our surroundings, which are simultaneously more comfortable and more hectically stressful.
Dr Axt is not quite selling such snake oil - in fact, after leafing through the tome, it's hard to discern what he's selling at all, given that, for all the talk of idleness in off-time, he still advocates moderate exercise such as walking - at least if taken at leisure and not snatched hectically from the working day - and the avoidance of overeating .
Similarly, he warns the unwary about the excesses of Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens of Heavenly Mountain: "Gorgeously designed, hectically paced, and insanely plotted, this fantasy lampoon .
Amorfiaana (1986), her punning, hectically free-associating first novel, is oblivious to traditional literary proprieties: chronology, coherence, good taste, the commitment to meaning.