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  • Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose
    Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sneezing a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
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He sneezed He sneezed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour
    • n Sneezing (Physiol) The act of violently forcing air out through the nasal passages while the cavity of the mouth is shut off from the pharynx by the approximation of the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light
    • n sneezing The act of emitting a sneeze.
    • n sneezing A medicine to promote sneezing; an errhine; a sternutatory.
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  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.”
  • Lewis Carroll
    “Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.”


Not to be sneezed at - If something is not to be sneezed at, it should be taken seriously.


In literature:

CAMBRIAN "SNEEZE" for Full Orchestra.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 29, 1917" by Various
Then he sneezed violently, raised his head, and opened his eyes.
"The Stories of the Three Burglars" by Frank Richard Stockton
It is reckoned a good sign to sneeze on Christmas day.
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
And when they were all sneezing and inflamed, I'd mock 'em through the keyhole.
"Ten Girls from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 8, 1919" by Various
One of Fleck's men in hiding out there in the shadow of the building had been seized by an irresistible desire to sneeze.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
A half-stifled sneeze shakes the side of the case.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
I longed to hear her sneeze; it must have been something quite appallingly grand.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Why do such as are apoplectic sneeze, that is, such as are subject easily to bleed?
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
After that he made believe to say his prayers, and rolled over and sneezed like any boy or girl, it was so natural.
"Sammie and Susie Littletail" by Howard R. Garis
Stockton sneezed so loudly and so often at his desk that morning that all his associates knew something was amiss.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
In all these, and many other regions, the sneeze was welcomed as an auspicious omen.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
He sneezed till the top of his head seemed like to lift, and the tears ran down his cheeks in an unceasing stream.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Never, if possible, cough or sneeze at the table.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Poor Joe caught the full benefit of the pepper, and in the midst of the meal commenced to sneeze loudly.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
So the fox got nothing at all but a sneeze, you see, and when he had cleared the tears out of his eyes Uncle Wiggily was gone.
"Uncle Wiggily in the Woods" by Howard R. Garis
Variety is as abundant as all tones of the voice, all ways of walking, coughing, blowing the nose, sneezing.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
Everywhere man is saluted for sneezing.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
While they carried Bladud aft, the little sailor began to gasp and sneeze.
"The Hot Swamp" by R.M. Ballantyne
Mere exposure to cold will never cause sneezing.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson

In poetry:

Little Birds are sleeping
All among the pins,
Where the loser wins:
Where, I say, he sneezes
When and how he pleases -
So the Tale begins.
"Little Birds" by Lewis Carroll
How fair are her pearly-white teeth!
Compared to them ivory's "stuff";
Let me drink the fresh balm of her breath -
By thunder! I'm sneezing! 'Tis snuff!
"To The Fair" by Anonymous Americas
But presently the Thing began
To shiver and to sneeze:
On which I said "Come, come, my man!
That's a most inconsiderat e plan.
Less noise there, if you please!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
But here's to replace him!--I can toy with his axe;
As I sit on the hill my feet swing in the flax,
And my knee caps the boulders and troubles the trees.
How they shiver, yea, quake if I happen to sneeze!
"The Giant In Glee" by Victor Marie Hugo
A funny thing about this boat
'Twas patterned from a ten-pound note.
The little elf was greatly pleased
And laughed until he sneezed and sneezed;
He launched his boat upon the sea
And kicked his little heels in glee.
"Why The Mole Is Blind" by Edwin Carty Ranck
"He fixed your breath in flowers, the Trees
To Chandeliers would turn:
He pinched your toes, he nipped your nose,
He made your cheek a wrinkled Rose:
Perhaps at night you heard him sneeze,
And the Jug was cracked at morn!
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey

In news:

Dogs do more than sneeze when they suffer from allergies.
Sneezing fetish lands man in jail.
2011's Top 10 New Species: Spongebob Squarepants 'Shroom, Sneezing Monkey and a Worm From Hell.
Why Are We Sneezing and Sniffling So Early.
Snub-nosed monkey can't stop sneezing when it rains.
Sneeze and you'll miss it -- that it's almost not there at all.
When An Evangelical Christian Candidate Sneezes, The GOP Catches A Cold.
In space, no one can hear you sneeze.
Coughing and sneezing are a signs cold and influenza season is here.
And that's the last time I think about it until I hear all the sneezing.
Baby Twins Make Fun Of Dad's Sneeze .
Watch as these twins try to make fun of Dad's poor sneeze .
More specifically, power outage sneezing .
For all of my criticism of sneezing, I think you are bright enough to realize that sneezing is definitely preferable to.
There's Plenty to Sneeze At May07.

In science:

In either scenario, both arsonists dropping a lit match constitutes a sufficient cause for the forest fire, as does the first arsonist dropping a lit match and sneezing.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
In fact, he was sneezing while approaching the stop sign.
The Proof of Innocence