Overdosing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations OverdosingThere are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.ndash;Salvador DaliYour body is an amazing creation, capable of performing great wonders, but you can destroy that miraculous machine's potential with an overdose of stress.ndash;Harry Johnson Use in Literature OverdosingThey're starving a baby on bread and water now just over from my room, and it cries and frets and moans all the time it's awake, poor little wretch! I've been in hopes for a week that they'd give it an overdose of paregoric or something else.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Cast Adrift.He had fallen ill; he would nurse himself; misjudged the quantity of a remedy devised by the skill of a practitioner well known on the walls of Paris, and succumbed to the effects of an overdose of mercury.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Melmoth Reconciled (tr Ellen Marriage).Like religion, a little of it is an excellent thing, but an overdose will put wheels in your head.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 12.The doctor accepted quite readily the theory that Mrs. Vandemeyer had accidentally taken an overdose of chloral. He doubted whether an inquest would be necessary.ndash;Agatha Christie in The Secret Adversary.Opium has the tendency to stimulate rather than to deaden the poetic imagination, as the history of De Quincey can testify; and one of Coleridge's most imaginative pieces, 'Kubla Khan', is said to have been occasioned by an overdose of the drug.ndash;Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Biographia Epistolaris (ed Turnbull), vol 1.I had been saved from being smothered by having taken an overdose of some narcotic.ndash;Wilkie Collins in After Dark.One of them thought that he might have taken an overdose of his sleeping drops, by mistake.ndash;Wilkie Collins in Little Novels.Without going quite so far as this, I, too, could see no reason whatever in the evidence for assuming that the poor woman had taken an overdose of the poison by mistake.ndash;Wilkie Collins in The Legacy of Cain.He inquired if they had not administered an overdose of morphine.ndash;Emile Gaboriau in File No. 113.
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