Part of speech: noun

A phenomenon of disease; a sign, token, or indication.

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Usage examples "symptom":

  1. " Every symptom," muttered the old gentleman. - "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. The popularity of the 'Proverbial Philosophy' of Martin Tupper is a gratifying and healthy symptom of the present taste in literature, the book being full of lessons of wisdom and piety, conveyed in a style startling at first by its novelty, but irresistibly pleasing by its earnestness and eloquence. - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
  3. There he was, with every symptom of so and so written all over him- every symptom of it- this and this and this- Awful symptoms, doctor, I said, shaking my head. - "Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy", Stephen Leacock.