1 He could tell of consumption making inroads on entire families and of pellagra, once found only among poor whites, which was now appearing in Atlanta's best families.
2 Every family that lived in it, some one was sure to get consumption.
3 There was that about consumption, for instance.
4 They knew nothing about consumption whatever, except that it made people cough; and for two weeks they had been worrying about a coughing-spell of Antanas.
5 There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.
6 When I was of Eva's age, they thought I was in a consumption.
7 Finally, there arose betwixt Isaac and his satellites a deadly feud, concerning the quantity of wine and ale to be allowed for consumption at each meal.
8 It appeared that within a very few minutes of our leaving, an English lady had arrived who was in the last stage of consumption.
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9 It was consumption of the most virulent kind.
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10 She was in debt to her madam," I retorted, more and more provoked by the discussion; "and went on earning money for her up to the end, though she was in consumption.
11 But it would be much worse if you got some disease, consumption, say.
12 He has consumption of the spine, poor creature.
13 It appeared to me, on looking over the tradesmen's books, as if we might have kept the basement storey paved with butter, such was the extensive scale of our consumption of that article.
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14 That is why diabetes borders on consumption.
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15 We're not deaf, said the tall consumptive.
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