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The woes of the apoplectic mate had begun to bore him long before.

Mr. Burgwyn was suffering from an apoplectic stroke, and was lying insensible.

Schwinn's face turned an apoplectic red and he became quiet.

This one was dropsical, the other subject to apoplectic fits.

But I mean to keep on arguing until I die of apoplectic rage.

Poor old Peddle will have an apoplectic fit when he sees it.

He fumed and stormed and was in danger of an apoplectic stroke.

When they reached the Albatross, Big Jack was apoplectic with rage.

At last Toine had an apoplectic fit, and was paralyzed in consequence.

He was a stout, apoplectic man, very full of his own importance.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "involving apoplexy," from French apoplectique (16c.), from Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, verbal adjective of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."

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