- I don't know why it's not a election issue, and why we're not all standing behind the parents of these children, apoplectic with collective anger and calling for the Minister's head on a plate.
- They pulled out the generals to give endless press conferences on the insanity of such an ‘aggressive’ move, and the papers were apoplectic with criticism.
- He tried to recant the terms of the contest, right then and there, and became apoplectic with rage when he discovered who it was who had duped him.
- They say the President died of an apoplectic stroke.
- I further wished him a happy Valentines Day and apoplectic attack with a smile.
- To make the situation more interesting, King Wenceslas IV had an apoplectic fit and died of a heart attack upon learning of the defenestration.
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- Summing up for the prosecution, Oborne spluttered apoplectically, shook his fists, and looked as though he was on the verge of a heart attack’.
- Where property taxes take the place of income taxes, as in New Hampshire for example, politicians foam apoplectically about the injustice of raising money through the regressive property tax.
- It occurred to me because I was stuck in traffic next to a young man in an old Honda who was apoplectically outraged that we were not all zooming down the highway.
Early 17th century: from French apoplectique or late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein 'disable by a stroke' (see apoplexy).
Words that rhyme with apoplecticcatalectic, dialectic, eclectic, hectic
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