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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEVER

Brother Mark of the Spicarium is sore smitten with a fever and could not come.

"I'll do it," I cried, no longer able to resist, for the fever of it was in my blood.

"Yes, and catch their deaths of fever and ague," said Mrs. Bartlett.

He was all right when I left him, two hours ago, with not a sign of fever.

Not long after his arrival he had a slight attack of fever, which confined him to his bed.

His anxiety made him low-spirited; this brought on an attack of fever.

Two only lie in this grave, Mr. Murphy and a lady who died of fever.

The fever was in his brain, the magic of the tropic moon was flooding his soul.

We put him to bed, and in a short time he wakened, raving with a fever on his brain.

I was seized with a fever, which left me in a state of alarming debility.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."

Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.

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