Sentence Examples


  • He died of surfeit at Stockholm on the 12th of February 1771.
  • A surfeit of mushrooms or the fumes of a charcoal fire have been assigned as the cause of death.
  • The particulars of his case have been investigated by Dr Bucknill and Sir William Wilde, who have proved that he suffered from nothing that could be called mental derangement until the "labyrinthine vertigo" from which he had suffered all his life, and which he erroneously attributed to a surfeit of fruit, produced paralysis, "a symptom of which was the not uncommon one of aphasia, or the automatic utterance of words ungoverned by intention.
  • In 1710 he married Anne to Frederick William, duke of Courland, who died of surfeit on his journey home from St Petersburg.
  • Sometimes, having had a surfeit of human society and gossip, and worn out all my village friends, I rambled still farther westward than I habitually dwell, into yet more unfrequented parts of the town, "to fresh woods and pastures new," or, while the sun was setting, made my supper of huckleberries and blueberries on Fair Haven Hill, and laid up a store for several days.

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