Usage examples for virulent

  1. From the indiscreet and callous maid, intent on her own safety, and preparing to palliate the cowardice of her flight should her fears prove true, Christine learned that the city was full of this loathsome disease, and her feelings were harrowed by exaggerated instances of its virulent and contagious character. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. The streets were muddy and unpaved, cobble stones strove ineffectually to disguise drains, and one felt that the sea breezes alone stood between the city and some such virulent epidemic as that which smote Tangier less than ten years ago. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  3. My hand twitched, and I was about to raise it, and offer to shake hands, or say something about being sorry; but he checked it at once by giving me a virulent look, and saying,- " Wait a bit; I'll pay you out for all this," and, thrusting me aside, he sent me staggering against the wall, and rushed up- stairs, but only to trip and fall sprawling. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  4. John's own immune system, beefed up by fasting, had conquered a virulent organism that could have easily killed him. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  5. He was astonished and confounded when he found business more lively than ever before there; but he remained as virulent a rebel as ever; and I am sure he regards it as a pious duty to stand by the Southern Confederacy as long as there is anything left of it. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  6. A little son of our esteemed fellow townsman, J. H. Hayford, suffered greatly last evening with virulent colic, but this A. M., as we go to press, is sleeping easily. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  7. Of course, one sympathises in all sincerity with these unfortunate non- combatants, for they live amid conditions which produce and promote typhoid, malaria, and diphtheria- diseases that have been peculiarly virulent, and from which many women and children have died. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  8. In carrying out this idea, he exhibited such colossal conceit, and indulged in such virulent abuse of his medical brethren, that he became the object of their hatred and persecution. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  9. Most earnestly would I urge caution in using all virulent poisons like Paris green, London purple, hellebore, etc. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  10. My dearest Georgie, On leaving you I came on to Trieste, arriving 29th May, and found Dick just attacked by a virulent gout. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  11. The attack I have mentioned in this journey was by no means the only one I have had on my numerous journeys; I have indeed had more or less virulent attacks for the last twenty years, and I believe the disease is now chronic, though suppressed. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  12. He then breaks into virulent raillery, swears he'll never love woman more and advises all husbands to seek divorce. – Some Forerunners of Italian Opera by William James Henderson
  13. Las Casas thinks it probable that he had instructions from the sovereigns not to admit Columbus, and that he was further swayed by prudent considerations, as San Domingo was at that moment crowded with the most virulent enemies of the admiral, many of them in a high state of exasperation, from recent proceedings which had taken place against them. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  14. Smallpox in its most virulent form had broken out in the French- Canadian portion of the town, and, coming with some professional nurses from the East, herself an amateur, to attend the sufferers, she worked with such skill and devotion that the official thanks of the Corporation were offered her, together with a tiny gold watch, the gift of grateful citizens. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  15. The fear lest some one find her out and take her stolen riches from her made her more and more uneasy, lending to her face an expression of virulent distrust. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  16. Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, Prince Leopold, and finally Princess Alice, were attacked; but the disease was not virulent, and the remaining members of the family escaped the infection. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler