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
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office said Manning was hit three times: in the shoulder, side and back, perforating multiple organs including the lung, spleen and liver.
And sang out my spleen to a room full of teens THIS HAPPENED TO ME?
Piazza became intoxicated, fell down the fraternity stairs, and later succumbed to a brain injury, ruptured spleen and collapsed lung.
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spleen.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of spleen
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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
SPLEEN Defined for Kids
medical Definition of spleen
Learn More about spleen
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up spleen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).