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synonyms for coughing

  • bark
  • choke
  • hack
  • vomit
  • whoop
  • convulse
  • expectorate
  • hawk
  • hem
  • clear throat
  • spit up
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How to use coughing in a sentence

His repeated coughing seemed a constant warning that at any moment he might be vanquished in the struggle for becoming silence.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
But at this Worse looked so ferocious, that his friend took a long sip, and followed it by a fit of coughing.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Toward the end of supper Marguerite was seized by a more violent fit of coughing than any she had had while I was there.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
A dancer went down, coughing and clawing at his throat, while yelps of surprise and pain told me others had been wounded.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Then a burst of coughing again and the blood in thick clots gurgled up from the throat.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Smith of Boston had been there over two years, though he was coughing badly and did not think that he could last much longer.
TIGER CATDAVID H. KELLER
And he began, in a languid voice, interrupted by frequent fits of coughing.
MAUPASSANT ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES (180), COMPLETEGUY DE MAUPASSANT
Towards daylight a violent coughing fit ensued, during which an ulcer was broken, and she knew that she was dying.
THE ENGLISH ORPHANSMARY JANE HOLMES
Mr. Treffry was coughing, and when he talked his voice seemed to rumble even more than usual.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
A fit of coughing put an end to what he was saying, but Eustace saw that the hand was still writing.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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