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epidemic
 n.  outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
Classic Sentence:
1  It was like an epidemic of veneration, which in the course of six or seven years gradually took possession of the whole district.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
2  During this epidemic, the Magnon lost both her boys, who were still very young, one in the morning, the other in the evening of the same day.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE MALICIOUS PLAYFULNESS OF THE WIND
3  It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4  A serious epidemic broke out in the school and three of the boys died.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
5  It is almost an epidemic amongst them, I have been told.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
6  While she was at her Ohio home on her vacation, the worst epidemic of yellow fever broke out in Memphis, Tenn.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
Example Sentence:
1  He explained the yellow fever epidemic as a providential act to discourage urban growth.
2  A great epidemic burst forth in that area.
3  The Sanitary Board tries to stamp out the epidemic.
4  Doctors are struggling to contain the epidemic.
5  If present trends go/continue unchecked there will be a major epidemic of heart disease in the next five years.
6  The epidemic was caused by a particularly virulent flu germ.
7  I think in the developing world we need treatments that are more affordable and more accessible , and we need an HIV vaccine that can have the same impact on the HIV epidemic as vaccines have had on polio, smallpox and other diseases.
8  The G8 countries, she said, have no trouble making speeches about the seriousness of the epidemic though not one has respected its commitments.
9  Increasingly women are bearing the brunt of the epidemic, a pattern Mr. Annan says does terrify.
10  The next epidemic of German measles is expected in 1970 or 1971.
11  They feared the AIDS epidemic would soon reach pandemic proportions.
12  The big mistake last time was to dither: containing an epidemic early is easier and cheaper and saves lives; this time medical staff have been rushed to the scene.
13  Only after the epidemic had peaked did the world pay heed; some governments panicked, imposing flight bans on all travellers from affected countries.
14  Melrose said his supply went dry Saturday after doling out 10 times the normal number of flu shots to victims of the coughing—sneezing-head-feverish epidemic sweeping the nation.
15  Hospitals in the region often lack running water and gloves, and can be fertile ground for epidemics.