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The middle class became more conspicuously consumptive than ever before.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watching it in public, on the other hand, exposes these films as just another method of molding of our consumptive urges.
The owner—the Consumptive, I call him, as his night work has damaged his lungs—grew very friendly one day, and confidential.
The Consumptive is, as I have said, a man of great resource; but he has for once been within a hair's breadth of disaster.
The consumptive bends over his work, fearfully eyeing the keeper's measuring stick.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Hippocrates pointed out as one of the symptoms of consumption the spes phthisical or consumptive hope.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
It was made up of a consumptive wife, a young husband and one or two children.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward