Then it seemed as if those figures began to heave,—and to sweat blood,—and their beady eyes to move in their sockets.
To be the maker of a religion is to sweat blood in the night-time.
The railroad can't afford to have the courts against it, and McVickar will be made to sweat blood this heat.
Thats its affair—it has the right—and it will sweat blood for it a century hence, and for many centuries thereafter.
We ourselves escaped it, to be sure, but I've sweat blood over the mere thought of it.
We never failed to get our paper out of the express office, but it sometimes made us sweat blood to do it.
Then it seemed as if those figures began to heave—and to sweat blood—and their beady eyes to move in their sockets.
And to obtain this clause the envoys declared "that they had been obliged to sweat blood and water."
During the hysterical attacks she sweat blood from the surface of her cheeks and belly.
That's just it—just the way I figured it—something he knew was risky—something that made him sweat blood.
Old English swætan "perspire, work hard," from the source of sweat (n.). Meaning "to be worried, vexed" is recorded from c.1400. Related: Sweated; sweating. Colloquial no sweat "no problem" attested from 1963.
Old English swat "sweat," which became Middle English swote, but altered under the influence of the verb, from Proto-Germanic *swaita (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian swet, Old Norse sveiti, Danish sved "sweat," Swedish svett, Middle Dutch sweet, Dutch zweet, Old High German sweiz, German Schweiß), from PIE *sweid-/*swoid- (cf. Sanskrit svedah "sweat," Avestan xvaeda- "sweat," Greek hidros "sweat, perspiration," Latin sudor, Lettish swiedri, Welsh chwys "sweat"). Sweat equity is from 1968.
v. sweat·ed or sweat, sweat·ing, sweats
To excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; perspire. n.
The colorless saline moisture excreted by the sweat glands; perspiration.
The process of sweating.
To affirm with absolute confidence and considerable vehemence: Don called all those short-term signals for Joe. I'd swear to that on a stack of Bibles (1866+)