sore throat


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sore throat

n.
Any of various inflammations of the tonsils, pharynx, or larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.

sore′ throat′


n.
1. a painful or sensitive condition of the throat due to pharyngitis.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynxsore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
septic sore throat, strep throat, streptococcal sore throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, throat infection - an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
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But at this juncture Judy Pineau appeared to say that Sara, with her usual luck, had a sore throat, and that her mother consequently would not permit her to come.
It still rained, and I turned in to sleep, as wet as ever, and with a cruel sore throat, but a little comforted, perhaps, by having said good-night to my next neighbours, the people of Iona.
Though heavy and feverish, with a pain in her limbs, and a cough, and a sore throat, a good night's rest was to cure her entirely; and it was with difficulty that Elinor prevailed on her, when she went to bed, to try one or two of the simplest of the remedies.
I tossed and tumbled about, dreaming fearful dreams when I did snooze for a minute; and at three I wakened up with a high fever, a sore throat, and a raging headache.
Jones-- therefore do not be alarmed if you should hear of his having been to me-- and, excepting a sore throat and headache, there is not much the matter with me.
Delia was to become familiar and then contemptuous with Music, so that when she saw the orchestra seats and boxes unsold she could have sore throat and lobster in a private dining-room and refuse to go on the stage.
It was too unlucky that I couldn't go; but I've had a sore throat, and mother was afraid of the drive home this evening.
On the 15th (the day on which the old woman first came to do the housework), his lordship complained of sore throat, and of a feeling of oppression on the chest.
It's so simple you can eat it, and being soft, it will slip down without hurting your sore throat.
By the way, there's a sore throat at Gale Anstey--"
Freely's to buy liquorice, though she had prepared for such an incident by mentioning a slight sore throat.
Aye, and from sleep too, and by the same token will give us sore throats, and rheumatisms into the bargain,' cried Toby, with evident dislike at the idea.