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fever heat

the heat of fever; body heat exceeding 98.6°F (37°C).
feverish excitement.
Origin of fever heat
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The advantage gained by either side was small, and the only effect was to keep the war sentiment at fever-heat.

  • But if you wish also to see a State at fever-heat, I have no objection.

    The Republic Plato
  • The fever-heat throbbed again in her blood, and flushed fiercely in her cheeks.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • Dicksie with her pulses throbbing at fever-heat heard the words.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • But, if depressed for the moment, on reaching “the Moorings” the thermometer of their spirits jumped suddenly to fever-heat.

    Bob Strong's Holidays John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Therefore he must, by all possible means, keep them at fever-heat.

  • The thousands were at fever-heat hour after hour, in their intense excitement.

    Famous American Statesmen Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • A corresponding passion and indignation stirred my blood to fever-heat.

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • Expectancy was at fever-heat, and each and every man was wondering what was about to happen.

  • How some people do ruffle me into a fever-heat of dislike and ardent opposition.

    The Inner Sisterhood Douglass Sherley et al.

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