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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SYMPTOMS

He liked to have all the symptoms before he made a diagnosis or ventured an opinion.

He watched the symptoms with a sort of medical air, as if counting seconds.

Nor are symptoms wanting of the spread of that moral disease.

I have had symptoms of a fit of the gout, and been trying to keep it off by exercise.

In sheltered spots the glass rose as high as 31, and symptoms of a thaw appeared.

In the evening an attack of shivering, with other symptoms, showed she was physically ill.

I represented the symptoms of M. Valdemar as "severe," to be sure.

A horse that displays any symptoms of kicking, should be held tight in hand.

When the pain of the burn and all its other symptoms have nearly subsided, it will be sufficient to apply the following plaster.

How could we simulate symptoms when we had no idea what these symptoms were supposed to be?

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SYMPTOMS

syndrome

noundisease, condition
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