Usage examples for leprosy

  1. There was no power in Jordan's waters to take away the taint of leprosy. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. The leprosy of which we speak has greatly abated. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  3. These are marks by which the leprosy is known to be cured and the sins forgiven. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  4. Unmarried children and persons dying from smallpox, leprosy, cholera and snake- bite are also buried. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  5. Yet though they come " in such a questionable shape," it is often not until someone ahead of his or her age, pulls them into the open glare of another point of view, and thus shows up all their hidden moral leprosy, that the arrow of condemnation is driven full- tilt at them from the stretched bow of a Higher Criticism. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  6. That day, continued Achmet, there fell ill with leprosy the Christian priest from this place who had served in that black service so long; and then a fire leapt up in me. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  7. Also he now became plainly aware of a sore fact which he had all his life dimly suspected- namely, that there was in his nature a spot of the leprosy of avarice, the desire to accumulate. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  8. No plum has a sweeter bloom or more delicious texture than the skin of your young face; but this mineral filth hides that delicate texture, and substitutes a dry, uniform appearance, more like a certain kind of leprosy than health. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  9. That is storm, leprosy, no rice, what you call Nature. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  10. One may call it a moral leprosy if one loves hard names; but no leper would choose to be a leper if he could avoid it. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. These suffer from leprosy, dropsy, raving madness, and other diseases. – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler
  12. His face, made hideous by great scars of healed leprosy, seems frightful in the pallid murk. – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  13. So I set out set out and journeyed till I and journeyed till I came came to Al- Kadisiyah, and to El Cadesiyeh, and entering entering the Mosque there, the Mosque there, saw saw a man suffering from a leper seated in the black leprosy seated in prayer- niche. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  14. The leprosy spread from his face till it entirely covered his body, and became so bad that he could no longer ride out or show himself to his people. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  15. There these wretched beings sat On their lowly stools and prayed, Parted as by leprosy, From all other worshippers. – Atta Troll by Heinrich Heine
  16. Within a week, a woman, a model housekeeper, devoted to her family,- a woman who never wrote a word for print, nor ever addressed so much as a female meeting of any kind, a woman whose husband looks upon strong- mindedness as a species of leprosy, to be lamented rather than denounced, but at any cost kept from spreading,- has told me that, if it were not for the talk it would make, she would shut up her house, take her whole family, and go to a hotel to board from June to October, so worn and wearied is she with her household duties. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  17. A superficial confidence in automatic progress, therefore, which neglects an elemental fact like this at the root of our whole international problem is futile; it leads nowhere; it is rose water prescribed for leprosy. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  18. We leave the tramps, and come upon a poor shivering wretch of about thirty- five years; his face presents unmistakable signs of disease more loathsome than leprosy; he is not fit to live, he is not fit to die; he is an outcast from friends, kindred and home. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  19. The reason assigned for the bestowal of this magnificent donation was gratitude on the part of Constantine, for having been cured of leprosy through the administration of the rite of baptism at the hands of Pope Sylvester. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger