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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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Two hectic blotches came suddenly into her pale cheeks.
His flushed face reminded me of the more beautiful kind of consumptive--that hectic beauty of which we used to hear so much.
Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure.
It used to rend my heart to see her, so hollow were her cheeks becoming, so sunken her eyes, so hectic her face.
Naseby sat brooding in his study, that there was shown in upon him, on urgent business, a little hectic gentleman shabbily attired.
A survey of 1,100 people by Direct Line Pet Insurance found that one in four feared their pet suffered from stress, often because of their own hectic way of life.
Hectic. I'm from Hunter's Point, San Francisco, California.
This novel doesn't skimp on any of the drama associated with being a teenager in today's hectic society.
But while attending college full time, she also worked full time to finance her education, and her hectic schedule took a toll on her health.
Karen Kilimnik's dreamy ruminations on the fairy-tale worlds of the Russian ballet or the exotic "ultra-Englishness" of The Avengers are part of the background here (and so, in turn, must be the spirit of Kilimnik's great precursor Joseph Cornell), but Teplin's paint handling is compulsive and overloaded, transmitting not the indolent eroticism of the Rococo but the hectic fantasies of the Symbolists.
Most leaders found themselves harassed by the hectic business, which no longer allowed them to develop long-range plans.
But Curtis will definitely compete at Wentworth as he continues his hectic schedule since his shock victory at Royal St George's in July.