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It had festered like an abscess and the abscess had burst, splashing every one.

Latterly the wound had festered, and gave him agonising pain.

Her wounds stiffened and festered from imbedded shot, and she was dry and feverish.

It festered so deeply that she could not speak of it to Johnny's father.

I had this grievance, and it festered and raised the whole temperature of my hate.

But Ajax saw nothing but what had festered so long in his own mind.

I had a glimpse of decks piled thick with her festered dead.

The vinegar of criticism would have festered the wounds of his vanity; the art of (must I call it) flattery healed them.

All this time, however, the memory of that dirty trick he had helped to play upon an honest gentleman, festered in his memory.

In his disordered brain a fixed idea had festered into the mandate of a single word: "Revengeance."

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French festre "small sore discharging pus," from Latin fistula "pipe, ulcer" (see fistula). The noun is from c.1300. Related: Festered; festering.

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