Apoplexed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apoplexed Affected with apoplexy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apoplexed Affected with apoplexy or paralysis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Apoplexed (Shak.) affected with apoplexy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apoplēxiaapo, from, away, and plēss-ein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

These cured everything from the "bite of poysonful spidars" to "the Apoplex.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In poetry:

Lost in apoplexity, this pore meddicle man,
Like a sensable gentleman, to the Justice ran;
Which his name was Mr. Hammill, a honorable beak,
That takes his seat in Worship Street, four times a week.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray