Apoplectical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apoplectical Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy; as, an apoplectic person, medicine, habit or temperament, symptom, fit, or stroke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apoplectical Same as apoplectic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Apoplectical pertaining to or causing apoplexy: suffering from, or likely to suffer from, apoplexy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apoplecticus, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. apoplectique,. See Apoplexy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apoplēxiaapo, from, away, and plēss-ein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

The blood mounted to his brows, and seemed apoplectically congested there.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
There was a brown cupboard in one corner, and an apoplectic eight-day clock in another.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The woes of the apoplectic mate had begun to bore him long before.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
He was carried off suddenly by an apoplectic seizure.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
At this fresh token of savagery in his younger sister, Henry's face grew quite apoplectic with shame.
"The Hickory Limb" by Parker Fillmore
A few hours after this strange occurrence, he was seized with an apoplectic fit.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Dumoulin was apoplectic with rage.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
On the 25th of July, 1688, there died at Metz a hair-dresser's boy, of an apoplectic fit, in the evening, after supper.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Has he fallen in an apoplectic fit?
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Don Mario became apoplectic.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

He pointed at that portly Grace
Who glared with apoplectic face,
While others stared with gloom;
Then having paid them all he owed,
Burns, Bard of Homespun, smiled and strode
Superbly from the room.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service

In news:

Apoplectic city leaders Thursday scrambled for words to convey their shock after Census numbers seemed to lowball Gotham's population growth since 2000.
Obama ' apoplectic ' over GSA spending scandal, senior adviser says.
President Barack Obama is " apoplectic " over reports of lavish spending at the General Services Administration, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
Obama ' Apoplectic ' Over GSA's Vegas Blowout.
Reapportionment Commission's maps make both parties apoplectic .
S ooner fans are apoplectic over the onside kick call that officials awarded to Oregon with Oklahoma leading, 33-27, and 1.09 to play.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God from the country.
Opponents, apoplectic with rage, have targeted both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, hurling insults and bricks through windows.
Say the name " Palladium " and there are those who will immediately reach Def Con: Apoplectic.
The Nobel laureate became apoplectic.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God.
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