Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUGHING

Saunders became vehement, and paid the penalty of a paroxysm of coughing.

A wheezing and coughing and clanking of keys interrupted the proceedings.

But not on this side, for I am afraid we might have a fresh fit of coughing.

And he gave the Tanner a crack that made him roar for all his coughing.

Jabouille himself was coughing his life out, reduced to a very skeleton.

But the Kid was coughing so hard that he could not answer the question.

Lorilleux, seized with a fit of coughing, almost doubled up on his stool.

But she was seized with a fit of coughing, and almost choked.

During the night he was seized with a confounded fit of coughing.

Clemence had a terrible attack of coughing as soon as she moved.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., coughen, probably in Old English, but not recorded, from Proto-Germanic *kokh- (with the rough "kh" of German or of Scottish loch; cf. Middle Dutch kochen, Middle High German kuchen). Onomatopoeic. Related: Coughed; coughing. As a noun from c.1300.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.