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
Vuscan sustained a lacerated liver and spleen while Regis suffered a fractured leg, the document states.
Horses also gain significant assistance from blood stored in the spleen, an organ that offers little benefit to human runners.
Changes in genes associated with muscle contractions around the spleen and with responses to low oxygen levels also turned up.
Their heart rates slow; blood is shunted into the body’s core, and the spleen contracts, releasing some of its store of oxygenated red blood cells.
The bullet went through Diane's left rib cage and diaphragm, severed a vein and artery in her spleen, and then hit several organs including her left kidney and stomach.
The disease can be life-threatening, particularly for the elderly, people lacking a spleen, who have cancer, lymphoma or AIDS, or other serious health conditions such as liver or kidney disease.
Clearly, Maher was venting his spleen at the president, whose falsehoods have continued to accumulate since his inauguration.
Indonesian divers have evolved bigger spleens to hunt underwater Some of the most exciting recent discoveries in evolutionary biology have shown how humans adapted to extreme conditions like living at high altitude.
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belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness;
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
SPLEEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spleen for English Language Learners
: an organ located near your stomach that destroys worn-out red blood cells and produces white blood cells
: feelings of anger
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