Like previous tragedies, the movie-theater shooting in Colorado has led to all sorts of fevered calls to action.
But the swirl of activity around her will reach its fevered pitch on November 24 when her lawyers launch her appeal.
Since then, his fundraising, driven in the heat of the moment by fevered anti-government activists, has “dropped sharply.”
This fanatical emotional certainty is the fevered atmosphere in which the crime of the Iraq war grew and flourished.
Your cubicle mates pouring over their brackets with all of the serious intent and fevered diligence of Talmudic scholars.
That Indian is the figment of a fevered artist brain in a New York studio.
Let us lay the handful of snow on our fevered foreheads and cool our desires.
Von Hausen had far to go, and the French, fevered with success, would not stop.
There was a dead silence, which seemed to her fevered nerves intolerable.
My imagination has become so fevered in the last few days—if I do not see you soon, I know not what will become of me!
late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."
Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.
fever fe·ver (fē'vər)
Body temperature above the normal of 98.6°F (37°C). Also called pyrexia.
Any of various diseases in which there is an elevation of the body temperature above normal.
A body temperature that is higher than normal. Fever is the body's natural response to the release of substances called pyrogens by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The pyrogens stimulate the hypothalamus in the brain to conserve heat and increase the basal metabolic rate.
(Deut. 28:22; Matt. 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8), a burning heat, as the word so rendered denotes, which attends all febrile attacks. In all Eastern countries such diseases are very common. Peter's wife's mother is said to have suffered from a "great fever" (Luke 4:38), an instance of Luke's professional exactitude in describing disease. He adopts here the technical medical distinction, as in those times fevers were divided into the "great" and the "less."