Examples of spleen in a Sentence
vented her spleen and felt much better for having done so
the bill's failure to pass in the legislature was due to nothing more than partisan spleen
Recent Examples of spleen from the Web
Jerome Barson was hospitalized for a lacerated spleen, but then developed multi-organ failure and died 13 days after the accident.
Jerome Barson was admitted to the hospital with lacerations to his spleen and pelvic and spinal fractures.
When this reflex kicks in, the heart slows, peripheral blood vessels constrict so that more blood reaches the brain and vital organs and the spleen contracts to release more red blood cells.
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has been indicted and charged with hazing after being accused of abusing University of Houston pledges during a three-day ritual last year that left one with a lacerated spleen.
In more severe cases, a person may need to have their spleen removed to improve your platelet count, but this treatment doesn’t work for everyone, the Mayo Clinic says.
Women were stuffed into perma-girdles, hoisted onto heels, and cinched within an inch of their spleens.
The injured rider was taken to a hospital with serious injuries that included a lacerated spleen, broken ribs and a brain bleed.
The 11-page report said an examination of Kim’s body showed damage to his organs, including part of the brain, both lungs, his liver and spleen.
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Origin and Etymology of spleen
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsangriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, anger, wrath, wrathfulness
Related Wordsaggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmth
Near Antonymscalmness, forbearance, patience
Synonym Discussion of spleen
- felt no malice toward their former enemies
- a look of dark malevolence
- ill will provoked by a careless remark
- petty insults inspired by spite
- a life consumed by motiveless malignity
- venting his spleen against politicians
- never one to harbor a grudge
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