gout-ridden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gout +‎ ridden

Adjective[edit]

gout-ridden (comparative more gout-ridden, superlative most gout-ridden)

  1. Suffering from or affected by gout.
    • 1909, Maud Margaret Key Stawell (as “Mrs. Rodolph Stawell”) (translator), The Return of Louis XVIII by Gilbert Stenger, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Chapter 2, p. 67,[1]
      Could anyone have imagined that the day would come when this prince, whose gout-ridden feet could only move in spasms, would in his turn be acclaimed in Paris as though he too were a conqueror?
    • 1922, Jenny Covan (translator), Uncle Vanya (1897) by Anton Chekhov, Act II, p. 29,[2]
      Oh, how I have been deceived! For years I have worshiped that miserable gout-ridden professor.
    • 1931, Hugh Walpole, Judith Paris, London: Macmillan, Part II, p. 203,[3]
      Judith Herries, sister to Raiseley and first cousin to David, had, many years before, bewildered into matrimony the Honourable Ernest Bligh, who in his gout-ridden and exceedingly ill-tempered old age had become Lord Monyngham, then Viscount Rockage.
    • c. 1945-1950, Jack Spicer, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Landscape” in Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian (editors), My Vocabulary Did This to Me, Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008,[4]
      Gout-ridden angel, out of these terrors,
      Out of the mind’s infidelity and the heart’s horror
      Deliver my natural body.

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