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Nervous fever


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nervous fever (Med) a low form of fever characterized by great disturbance of the nervous system, as evinced by delirium, or stupor, disordered sensibility, etc.
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In literature:

By the next day she had worked herself into a nervous fever.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Prince Friedrich had fallen ill of a nervous fever, they said.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Katie, who has been ill of low nervous fever, was brought here yesterday from London.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I was attacked by a nervous fever, and remained for several days insensible.
"Major Frank" by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
I am informed by letters from Holland, that Mr Adams has had a nervous fever, but that he is now in a fair way to recover.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
The child has had nervous fever.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
I felt perfectly normal aside from my nervousness, and I don't think it was fever.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
The nervous fingers twined about his were hot with fever.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
She is dangerously ill with a low, nervous, fever that baffles all my remedies.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
She was nervous and tired from sitting on the eggs and she had just a touch of fever.
"The Pond" by Carl Ewald
Sophy wondered at the nervous constitutions which could stand such fevered repetition endlessly renewed.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The doctor is doubtful whether it is a rheumatic or a nervous fever.
"Maximina" by Armando Palacio Vald├ęs
Nort laughed, a nervous, fevered laugh, and threw out his arms in a gesture of impatience.
"Hempfield" by David Grayson
For weeks he lay senseless, a prey to a violent nervous fever.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
When she was overtaken with nervous fever, he nursed the invalid, caught the infection, and died.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
I was afraid it was goin' to be typhoid, but it was jes' a nervous fever from starvation and so much exposure.
"Captain Ted" by Louis Pendleton
The girl was in a perfect fever of nervous fear for the young man.
"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume
She was seized with a nervous fever, and wild delirious fancies chased her frightened spirit about in mad career.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. II. (of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall
A short, nervous cough tormented her, her hands were now ice-cold, now hot with fever.
"Asbeïn" by Ossip Schubin
I am fairly consumed with nervous fever.
"Countess Erika's Apprenticeship" by Ossip Schubin

In news:

Knowledge of the Atlantic great white shark has been relegated for too long to the fevered imaginations of nervous beachgoers and boaters.
' Nervous Fever ' in China.