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.
2 Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet.
3 And that would not be so bad, only for the deadly contagion.
4 The fact is, my dear,' I began, 'there is contagion in us.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context 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 LawrenceGet Context 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 HugoGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—AN APPARITION TO MARIUS