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synonyms for consumptives

  • consumptive
  • convalescent
  • incurable
  • patient
  • shut-in
  • sufferer
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How to use consumptives in a sentence

When consumptives move they should notify the department of health.
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Consumptives are not allowed to spit where it will do harm, but they do and they always will.
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Old Tampa, many years ago, was considered a famous resort for consumptives.
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In most instances consumptives have not large enough chests.
HOW TO GET STRONG AND HOW TO STAY SOWILLIAM BLAIKIE
If cod liver oil is good for consumptives, why not porpoise cutlets?
JETHOUE. R. SUFFLING
To the author it would seem that consumptives might find resorts better adapted to the recovery of their health.
DUE SOUTH OR CUBA PAST AND PRESENTMATURIN M. BALLOU
The patronising airs of a couple of consumptives, who were too ill to be sick, filled my heart with impotent ire.
SOME PERSONS UNKNOWNE. W. HORNUNG
Living in a bogswamp, eating cheap food and the streets paved with dust, horsedung and consumptives' spits.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
Furthermore it has been found, that pulmonary consumptives on an average have a smaller heart than is essential to a healthy body.
PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
On the other hand the volume of the lungs of consumptives is very often abnormally large.
PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
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