CONTAGION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTAGION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
 n.  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
Classic Sentence:
1  Mattie seemed to feel the contagion of his embarrassment, and sat with downcast lids, sipping her tea, while he feigned an insatiable appetite for dough-nuts and sweet pickles.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
2  Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXV
3  And that would not be so bad, only for the deadly contagion.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
4  The fact is, my dear,' I began, 'there is contagion in us.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
5  Clifford thought of the way he had been betrayed by the woman Connie, and in a contagion of grief, tears filled his eyes and began to run down his cheeks.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
6  She had bits of straw and hay in her hair, not like Ophelia through having gone mad from the contagion of Hamlet's madness, but because she had slept in the loft of some stable.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  The teachers were fully occupied with packing up and making other necessary preparations for the departure of those girls who were fortunate enough to have friends and relations able and willing to remove them from the seat of contagion.
2  The mosquito-ridden swamp was an insalubrious place, a breeding ground for malarial contagion.
3  There is no risk of contagion.