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consumptive

1. Pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
2. Pathol a person who suffers from consumption
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He quotes with approval those admirable words from Goethe, "In der Beschrankung zeigt sich erst der Meister"; yet still always finds himself wavering between "frittering myself away on the infinitely little, and longing after what is unknown and distant." There is, doubtless, over and above the physical consumptive tendency, an instinctive turn of sentiment in this touching confession.
Do you know that if I were not consumptive, I would kill myself?"
His reason for attempting this special line of business was that he had struck up an acquaintance with a consumptive tutor upon the voyage home, and that he had used this man's ability to make the undertaking a success.
"Officers be damned!" cried our consumptive, with a sound man's vigor.
two inches of sallow, sorrowful, consumptive tallow candle, that
Among his other disabilities, he was a consumptive, and I knew that if he attempted to bail, it might bring on a hemorrhage.
I heard a Carlisle woman behind me whisper that Cecily King looked consumptive, just like her Aunt Felicity; and I hated her fiercely for it.
The Wests were all inclined to be consumptive. So Frank came home and started farming.
Not till I'm running a Polar consumptives' sanatorium boat.
Dustin Hoffman would be in trouble for Rainman and Tootsie and his performance in Ratso would be out of the question as he is not a consumptive with a limp.
"The wolves initiated a consumptive density-mediated indirect effect on aspen by reducing the population of elk.
class="shnbodyKenyans support the consumption of game meat, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has said, citing a report by the Task force on Consumptive Wildlife Utilisation.