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It may be that this same insensibility was a symptom of the disease.

Not a symptom of disobedience during the rest of the voyage.

Precocity is sometimes a symptom of disease rather than of intellectual vigour.

I have spoken of the lack of prayer in the individual Christian as a symptom of a disease.

And what is now the disease of which the lack of prayer is the symptom?

This recurring interest in women was a symptom of the 168 disease he had not yet shaken off.

It was a symptom of his miserable condition that he was apt to imagine slights.

Every question, every reply of the patient, must be a "symptom."

This symptom, in regard to my reading of the man, was no less than startling.

Judging by that symptom, he must have been in a towering rage.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, earlier sinthoma (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin sinthoma "symptom of a disease," from Late Latin symptoma, from Greek symptoma (genitive symptomatos) "a happening, accident, disease," from stem of sympiptein "to befall," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + piptein "to fall," from PIE *pi-pt-, reduplicated form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)). Spelling altered in English by influence of Middle French and Late Latin forms. Symptomatic in general sense of "indicative (of)" is from 1751.

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