Usage examples for infectious

  1. I do not believe my illness is infectious. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. As the doctor declared it not infectious, I was allowed to nurse him. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  3. We said he was suffering from a sort of eczema, which looked as if it might be infectious, and we thought she ought not to be near him for a bit. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  4. Gray burst into infectious laughter, and the others joined him. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  5. " Mind you do not catch some infectious disease," said Steinmetz gruffly. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. Others may catch them as freely as the measles, but toward me fish are never what you would call infectious. – Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  7. Who would fill the house and garden with his laughter, with that careless laughter that is so infectious? – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  8. But Fuller was a sanguine person, with an energy and enthusiasm that were infectious. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  9. I myself have heard within the last three hours, from a person, who was an eye- witness of the appalling and disgusting fact, that a leper was introduced amongst the negroes; and in passing let me remark, that in private houses or hospitals no more care has been taken to separate those who are stricken with infectious diseases from the sound portion, any more than to furnish food to those in prison who are compelled, from the unheard- of, the paltry, the miserable disposition to treat with cruelty the victims of a prison, to go out and gather their own food,- a thing which I believe even the tyrant of Siberia does not commit. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. Certainly he had about him a sense of power, but his occasional laugh was too vigorous for one whose own great sense of humour was conveyed by an infectious, rippling murmur delightful to hear. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  11. We have seen that the Count d'Artois, with some nobles who had especial reason to fear the enmity of the Parisians, had fled from the country in July; and now their example was followed by a vast number of the higher classes, several of them having hitherto been prominent as the leaders of the Moderate or Constitutional section of the Assembly- men who had no grounds for complaining that, except in one or two instances, at moments of extraordinary excitement, their influence had been overborne, but who now yielded to an infectious panic. – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  12. It was not infectious, because he did not understand it. – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  13. Infectious disease was one of the grave perils with which the slavers had to reckon. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  14. The sad circumstances of his death forbade any public or even private display, and the man who filled so many important positions in the empire was carried to the grave with those precautions which are necessary in the case of those who fall victims to an infectious disease. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  15. Selene had said not a word that permitted his using her as a model; but, as if his enthusiasm was infectious, she remained motionless, and when, as he worked, his gaze met hers she could detect the stern earnestness which at this moment possessed her eager companion. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  16. Accordingly it was employed in all sorts of fevers and, because it is comparatively harmless, also in that short infectious fever which we call a common cold. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. This takes on an infectious form, and several cows may become affected at one time. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek