One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Tending to cause fever.
- ‘There are especial cycling gloves for feverous weather.’
- ‘It hath been noted by the ancients, that southern winds, blowing much, without rain, do cause a feverous disposition of the year.’
- 1.1 Feverish.
- ‘Similarly, the Ernesiders were bitterly disappointed at losing to Down in the Ulster semi-final three weeks ago, but the triumph over neighbours Cavan, and now Meath, have ignited a feverous support in the county.’
- ‘He pulled her into his arms and kissed her with a feverous ardor that he had been longing to express every single moment that they were apart.’
- ‘Saen led the way into the main room of his cabin, and nodded to the feverous child.’
- ‘He used his key to get in here and when he saw you feverous and unconscious, he refused to leave.’
- ‘The likelihood of it not caving in was rather slim but his feverous ingenuity had finished brewing up a hurricane.’
- ‘The show needs little introduction; it is now quite the cultural phenomenon, with a feverous fan base.’
- ‘But they didn't have the ferocious determination and the feverous temperament of a Frakture… or of a Squadron General.’
- ‘This friend - who in an ironic twist of fate, appears in the film not as a gambler, but as the casino manager - would sneak down to the casino, after hours, and start playing with feverous intensity.’
- ‘Though his feelings and his intentions were pure, his calming words in my feverous state were chilling me.’
- ‘Jake lay back in his bed and listened to the feverous brushing in the other room.’
- ‘Perhaps a real band would bring out the dynamics in what are essentially some pretty feverous tunes but that's just a personal preference.’
- ‘Interestingly enough, the overall speed of play in NHL Hitz 2002 is not as feverous as fans of the hockey series, or Midway sports games in general, are probably used to.’
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