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Antonyms for anesthetic

sensible, sensitive.

Quotes of anesthetic

  1. With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands- someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence. – Saul Bellow
  2. Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy. It is root canal work without anesthetic – Al Goldstein
  3. Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. – Frank Leahy
  4. Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light, and sometimes for years. – Rose Macaulay
  5. Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic – Cesare Pavese
  6. The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness. – David Foster Wallace

Usage examples for anesthetic

  1. Though the operation was not until midnight, he stayed with her through the hours of waiting, joked to keep up her courage, and saw her through the ordeal and was there when she came out of the anesthetic – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  2. I told them I had been tried out as an anesthetic but was not sure of myself in an opposite capacity. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  3. Severe and unnatural pain is not at all necessary to childbirth, and there exists no reason under the sun why women should suffer and endure it, any more than they should suffer the horrors of a very painful surgical operation without an anesthetic – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  4. They knew the effectiveness of Wade's anesthetic – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  5. 10. That this method as sometimes practiced greatly increases the dangers of a general anesthetic if such should be found necessary later on during the labor. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  6. In the absence of a doctor it is never permissible to administer this or any other anesthetic – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  7. Resistance overcome by the anesthetic he dragged the now insensible form to the work bench. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. Their tips were anesthetic – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  9. It was rapid and deft work, they admitted, especially since the surgeon was using another man's splints, and the patient proved to be one of the subjects who fight the anesthetic from beginning to end. – Red Pepper Burns by Grace S. Richmond
  10. I talked and I talked, and I soothed and I soothed, but she was sick with grief and pain and a kind of insane resentment, as if she had gone through a major operation without an anesthetic – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  11. It's almost an anesthetic – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  12. That's only the anesthetic when things get unbearable. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. It is true they used a local anesthetic but even so, it hurt the lion, and Bonavita's position as he knelt and stroked the big head and spoke soothing words seemed to me as far as possible from secure. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  14. Ollie was pale and exhausted in appearance, her face drawn and bloodless, like that of one who wakes out of an anesthetic after a surgical operation upon some vital part. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  15. The patient must then have his attention called to the necessity for deep breathing and should frequently have the suggestion to this effect repeated in his ear as he comes under the anesthetic – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. I knew I was about to go under the influence of the anesthetic and that something was going to be done to me. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  17. " Well, just now," replied Duncan very seriously, " she can scarcely be expected to realize either happiness or unhappiness, for we had to give her a powerful anesthetic – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  18. The strong smell of an anesthetic came to her. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  19. A nurse came to tell her that all was going well; Mr. Farron had had a good night, and was taking the anesthetic nicely. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. See that he has swallowed no anesthetic drugs. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley