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Usage examples for prostration

  1. Nature allows herself to be tried to the utmost before she permits nervous prostration. – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call
  2. He was taken to his father's house, where, on recovering consciousness, he evinced extreme prostration, with nausea, a fluttering pulse, and all the evidences of physical collapse. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  3. Nature had been tried beyond the point of endurance, and reason was saved at the expense of physical prostration. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. For a while her tears fell hot and fast; then utter prostration left her limp, without movement, even without a tremor, a dead weight in his arms. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  5. When taken from the system by accident or the lancet, it is succeeded by great prostration of strength, and a derangement of all the functions of the body. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. I haven't got nervous prostration. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  7. One director has nervous prostration, and another is too aged to attend meetings, but none have been elected in their places. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  8. He rose from his prostration on the floor and fairly flew to the girl's side, pushing her hand aside from the key she had almost turned, his whole manner expressing great agitation. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  9. In this state of prostration and disease, the indefatigable man undertook to write the 'Life of Edward Forbes'; and he did it, like everything he undertook, with admirable ability. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  10. In this entire prostration of the nervous system, she forgot- if she had ever been conscious of the words that filled him with a tumult of painful feelings. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  11. I believe that the shoes worn by young girls and young women now, are a great cause of nervous irritability, and, joined with other causes, may be a source of disease, " nervous prostration," so called in after life. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  12. There's a girl out there now suffering from nervous prostration. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  13. Alick demurred greatly, but the old man would not brook contradiction, and Rachel was very unwillingly despatched upon the mission on one of Alick's days of prostration at home. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  14. Why, that is enough to give a girl nervous prostration, to say nothing of a boy." – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  15. The process of working herself into nervous prostration through this constant, useless repetition was not slow. – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call
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