Donne was now in weak health, and in a highly neurotic condition.
Impure beverages induce all the graver neurotic and visceral disorders in alcoholism; and, like fusel oil, furfurol and the essence of absinthe, are convulsent poisons.
The breathing becomes shallow, the drug killing, like nearly all neurotic poisons (alcohol, morphia, prussic acid, &c.), by paralysis of the respiratory centre, and the patient dying in a state of coma.
was in every respect precocious; but from the first there was what we should now call a neurotic strain in his character.
Carbolic acid is distinguished from all other acids so-called - except oxalic acid and hydrocyanic acid - in that it is a neurotic poison, having a marked action directly upon the nervous system.
Ryle, " The Neurotic Theory of the Miracles of Healing," Hibbert Journal, v.
His life with Joanna was rendered extremely unhappy by his infidelity and by her jealousy, which, working on a neurotic temperament, precipitated her insanity.
2 It is pleasant to contrast this neurotic joy of one onlooker with the matter-of-fact reflexions of another, the late W.
It is believed that his disease was a malarial form of recurrent quinsy acting upon an extremely neurotic system.
The machine is quite eloquent, but I would be concerned by the needy and slightly neurotic tone.
When they did the Church got neurotic and issued an edict.
neurotic fear of the loss of power and influence.
Well, my writing partner is a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium.
Im convinced if we worried about evey little ache and pain we'd all have neurotic bubs to handle!
He goes on: ' psychological dependence is a form of neurotic behavior.
Then I'll complain a lot, become neurotic, and generally be a pain in the ass for a while.
neurotic disorder was associated with heavy smoking.
neurotic symptoms (scores of 36 or more in the CIS-R) was also followed up.
neurotic personalities, and the same traits are all too evident today.
neurotic mothers are imagining feeding problems?
How did Dorothy become so neurotic -- what happened to her?
I'm naturally paranoid & more than a bit neurotic about such things.
They went from believing that Britain could do anything to an almost neurotic belief that Britain could do nothing.
These people are not neurotic in the sense that they should fear nothing at all.
Paul Bettany: I think I'm too neurotic for that to be honest.
As one said: I am cross with myself for being so neurotic about exams.
For example, I am both highly neurotic and highly self-confident.
overachievee youngest in the family, with two massively overachieving brothers and parents that would have made anyone neurotic.
self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium.
They considered that despite the apparently neurotic symptomatology presented by certain patients, they did not behave in the treatment like ordinary neurotics.
Also known as cavies, guinea pigs tend to be neurotic and can frighten quite easily.
This way he won't escalate into more neurotic behavior.
Since Capricorn always plans ahead and can become almost neurotic regarding his fear of the future, a Cancer's domestic interest in life can provide her mate with a safe haven.
I was equally neurotic when I was pregnant with the other three children, gaining anywhere between 16 and 23 pounds with each pregnancy and then managing to lose the weight within two weeks.
She is portrayed as a devoted mother on the show, but also as rather neurotic and lonely.
neurotic behavior or symptoms.
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