Synonyms for ague

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ey-gyoo
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ gyu

Définition of ague

Origin :
  • "malarial fever," c.1300, from Old French ague "an acute fever," from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta "sharp (fever)," fem. of acutus "sharp" (see acute).
  • noun shivering
Example sentences :
  • "Yes, and catch their deaths of fever and ague," said Mrs. Bartlett.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I was but a fortnight in the hospital, the disease being only the fever and ague.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Fortunately for me, there were two cases of fever and ague in the ship.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Clearly his fears had been realised, and he had had an attack of the Persian ague.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He opened his eyes to find the lad shivering as with an ague.
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The climate is tropical, and malaria, with its fever and ague, is prevalent.
  • Extract from : « The Last Voyage » by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • The result for myself was a severe attack of fever and ague.
  • Extract from : « War from the Inside » by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • You were all licked there, or you died of the ague, or jaundice?
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • He shivered as one with an ague and shook off the deadly influence of the idea.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor of Doubt » by Frank Williams
  • For a minute I thought one of them 'Frisco ague spells had come east.
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford

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