complication


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complication

Medicine a disease or disorder arising as a consequence of another disease
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However at first there were, he admitted, no untoward complications, no embarrassing consequences.
I had my hands full of complications which were most valuable as "experience." People have a great opinion of the advantages of experience.
But on these instructive complications I must not enlarge more than to say that they could all be resumed in the one word: Delay.
Thus by the authority of Agramante and the wisdom of King Sobrino all this complication of disputes was arranged; but the enemy of concord and hater of peace, feeling himself slighted and made a fool of, and seeing how little he had gained after having involved them all in such an elaborate entanglement, resolved to try his hand once more by stirring up fresh quarrels and disturbances.
"The truth is, that they have not lived together for years, they never will again, for their divorce proceedings would long ago have been concluded but for the complications arising from the difference between the Hungarian and the American laws.
Almost everybody in the neighbourhood had "troubles," frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had "complications." To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death-warrant.
There are complications connected with relativity, but for our present purpose they are not vital, and I shall ignore them.
As she was (very bad handwriting apart) a more than indifferent speller, and as Joe was a more than indifferent reader, extraordinary complications arose between them, which I was always called in to solve.
He had a gigantic hatred for those who made great difficulties and complications. They caused it to be as a craved treasure of my- thology, hung amid tasks and contrivances of danger.
Monty might be satisfied, if plenty of money were forthcoming, to abandon his partnership and release the situation from its otherwise endless complications. Trent smoked his cigar placidly and, taking off his cap bared his head to the sweeping sea-wind, which seemed laden with life and buoyancy.
On the last Saturday in April, the New York "Times" published an account of the strike complications which were delaying Alexander's New Jersey bridge, and stated that the engineer himself was in town and at his office on West Tenth Street.
When the Legislature acted politically--that is to say, when it dealt with foreign complications, or electoral reforms--he followed his leader.