apoplexy

Part of speech: noun

Sudden loss of sensation and motion; a stroke of paralysis.

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Usage examples "apoplexy":

  1. Is it not possible that Captain Lloyd died from apoplexy, Doctor? - "The Lost Despatch", Natalie Sumner Lincoln.
  2. Pyramus went into the entry, and his long absence was already making Barbara uneasy, when he returned with bowed head and, after many words of preparation, informed her that her father was very ill and, finally, that apoplexy had put a swift and easy end to his life. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. " And," he said at length, " they shot your cousin's agent in the back, almost in the streets of Olmeta, and Mattei Perucca himself died suddenly, presumably from apoplexy, brought on by a great anger at receiving a letter threatening his life- that is how it has come about, mademoiselle." - "The Isle of Unrest", Henry Seton Merriman.