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by Margery Post Abbott
Millenarian expectations ran at fever pitch during the last phases of the war (see ESCHATOLOGY). But in 1649–1650, as the generals and moderate elements in Parliament struggled to impose a more conservative settlement of ...
by Tom Dunmore
After emphatic victories over Spain and Sweden, anticipation was at fever pitch, with an entire nation expecting glory and over 200,000 fans packing into the Maracanã by any means possible. Even though Brazilian coach Flávio Costa warned against complacency ahead of kickoff, victory was the only word on the lips of almost every Brazilian on 16 July ...
by Carl Sifakis
Rainey had killed a 70-year- old white woman, and public opinion was at fever pitch. The county sheriff, Florence Thompson, decided to stage the execution in ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
a state of extreme excitement: the football crowd was at fever pitch | [in sing.] a fever pitch of nervous excitement. fever tree 7noun any of a number of trees which are believed to either cause or cure fever, in particular: 3a North American tree used in the treatment of malaria during the civil war (Pinckneya pubens, family Rubiaceae). 3a southern ...
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