feverishness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feverishness a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The term 'hay fever' originated in England, where some people suffered allergic symptoms during hay pitching time when the symptoms became serve, workers often felt feverish.
    • n feverishness The state of being feverish; a slight febrile affection.
    • n feverishness Hence Heated or fitful agitation or excitement: as, the feverishness of popular feeling.
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Quotations

  • William Ellery Channing
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    “All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.”

Usage

In literature:

An angry, feverish desire to find out who had played the traitor grew strong within him.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
One morning he was sitting in her room, watching her with a feverish, intermittent devotion.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
She had passed a sleepless night, and awoke feverish, unrefreshed, and utterly desperate.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
He was feverishly impatient.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Feverishly they began to bind him in the strait-jacket which they had taken from the ambulance.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
She was too ill and feverish even to be disgusted by them.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I rushed about feverishly.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
She had had a thousand feverish dreams he had never heard of.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
She put her arms inside the bed, and feverishly drew the sheet up underneath her chin.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
He grew restless, feverish, lost appetite and sighed at her with lack-luster eye across the dinner-table.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Undoubtedly it is practised to keep the prisoners keyed up to a feverish pitch of hopefulness.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Below the bandages that bound their heads their feverish eyes gleamed in the light of the lanterns.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
In the feverish haste and trouble of the past few days the ordinary life of Ridge House had held no part.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
At the close of the "Serenade," Jordan was struck by Gertrude's feverish paleness.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Presently her hands became hot and dry, and when she touched the child again she thought its forehead was feverish.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The next morning Helen was sadly feverish, though quite sensible.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
At length he dropped into a feverish sleep.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
A momentary frenzy of irrelevance seized Sapps Court, and a feverish desire to fix the exact date when the table-leg was disintegrated.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
All Rodez had listened to Bousquier's statements with feverish avidity.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
He worked feverishly at the oar to warm himself.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
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In poetry:

Shut out the World, shut in the Home!
The sea is deeper than its foam;
Retain the gem, reject the paste;
Withdraw from Mammon's feverish haste,
Its tumult and its senseless waste.
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
--Ah, calm of Nature! Now thou hold'st again
Thy sweet and silent reign!
And, as our feverish years their orbit roll,
This pure and cloister'd peace
In its old healing virtue bathes the soul.
"At Fountains" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Angel of Patience! sent to calm
Our feverish brows with cooling palm;
To lay the storms of hope and fear,
And reconcile life's smile and tear;
The throbs of wounded pride to still,
And make our own our Father's will.
"The Angel Of Patience" by John Greenleaf Whittier
This night is near! Are you waiting friend,
That Night? - we're drawing nigh it -
When we to the Restful Land shall wend,
And leave life's feverish riot -
When the gods to each tired soul shall send
Eternal, dreamless quiet.
"When The Light Is As Darkness" by Harry Breaker Morant
My hands, my lips are feverish with the longing and the waiting
And no softness of the twilight soothes their heat,
Till I see your radiant eyes, shining stars beneath the starlight,
Till I kiss the slender coolness of your feet.
"Ojira, To Her Lover" by Laurence Hope
So when my feeble sun of life burns out,
And sounded is the hour for my long sleep,
I shall, full weary of the feverish light,
Welcome the darkness without fear or doubt,
And heavy-lidded, I shall softly creep
Into the quiet bosom of the Night.
"Mother Night" by James Weldon Johnson

In news:

That's when thirteen teams feverishly went to work editing their master pieces.
Only three days earlier Kushner's small venture firm, Thrive Capital, had wired an undisclosed amount to Instagram in the feverishly sought-after Series B round.
According to The New York Times, the US Army and its contractors are working feverishly to "recruit" more robots for military service.
Project Hope and Harmony members and volunteers have been working feverishly over the past month to prepare for the regulated day-labor site's opening, scheduled for sometime next week.
Feverish early-vote effort turns to Election Day.
The Feverish Library at Friedrich Petzel.
Feverish madness engulfs T-Dome.
LouFest 2012 Day 1: Phantogram stole our hearts, Son Volt drowned us with country-fried guitars and Girl Talk split our skulls in a feverish dance party, Saturday, August 25.
Feverish Heat routs Pistons, advances to finals.
Baseball hits a feverish pitch.
For Torricelli's Gala, Feverish Calls and Muted Expectations.
How Apple Is Feverishly Working To Secure iOS And The Mac.
Lavender growers are working feverishly to be ready for the 14th annual Sequim Lavender Festival, July 16-18.
In recent days, we've been reading about some unusual ways people are trying to get their political messages across in the feverish lead-up to Election Day: Political blimps.
That achy, feverish, "feel like you got hit by a truck" feeling is making its way around the CSRA, and it's not wasting any time.
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In science:

Feverish research activity in the last thirty or so years has resulted in a fairly complete understanding of this problem [5, 6, 7].
How periodic orbit bifurcations drive multiphoton ionization
But notice Boris’s small listener, buzzing around feverishly.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
There is a feverish activity in constraining parameters of the Universe.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
We expect rapid experimental progress in the next few years, and we trust that theoretical effort will be similarly feverish (Bond 1996).
What have we already learned from the CMB?
Mueller’s feverish rhetorics (“nonsense”) or threats (“do not even think of applying these models at RHIC”) would be expected in preachings of a sect but not in a summary talk at a physics conference .
Collective flow and QCD phase transition
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