Usage examples for consumption

  1. Although consumption is not inherited and does not belong in the climate it is getting very popular. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. Women went about with oranges and ginger- beer, and there was a terrible consumption of nuts going on. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. There is a form of very rapid, or so- called galloping consumption, which is seldom observed before the age of seven years; generally two or three years later. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  4. From her wasted appearance one might suppose she was in a consumption, but this fatal disease is unknown in Iceland. – A Girl's Ride in Iceland by Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  5. He died in consumption and left her with three little children to support. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  6. This is due to excessive consumption of tea. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  7. Another Frenchman inquired for a girl, on whom he could depend, to wait on his wife, who was in a consumption. – Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America by Moses Grandy
  8. But the consumption of good things affords them pleasure too. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. And ill too, dying of consumption! – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  10. We found one very piteous case of a poor woman in the last stage of consumption. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  11. And how I must work, by what handle I shall grasp the world and justify my consumption of its food, that begins to appear. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  12. This illness threatened to turn into consumption- a danger happily averted. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  13. He subsided into a family living given to him by Sir Peter, and tried to die of consumption. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  14. His health endured perfectly, but she began to waste under her constant exertions, and her husband feared that he saw symptoms of consumption; but she was full of delight at some appearances in his wound that made her imagine that it had carried off the disease, and that his danger was over. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. 2. Increase of consumption, owing to the great growth of the manufacturing population, England during the war having almost a monopoly of the trade of Europe. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  16. To all appearance he was slowly dying of consumption. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne