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hec·tic

(hek'tik),
Denoting a daily afternoon rise of temperature, accompanied by a flush on the cheeks, occurring in active tuberculosis and other infections; use of the term is based on the appearance of the temperature chart.
[G. hektikos, habitual, hectic, consumptive, fr. hexis, habit]

hectic

(hĕk′tĭk)
adj.
1. Medicine Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
2. Consumptive; feverish.
3. Flushed.

hectic

1. Characterized by wide swings of temperature or daily recurrence of fever.
2. Feverish and flushed.
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Many observers incessantly ask and earnestly wonder why the National Congress Party (NCP) government move about hurriedly and hectically from an initiative to an initiative to resolve the crisis in Darfur, which it has created, while Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir has the absolute power, by virtue of the totalitarian nature of the regime he preside on, to take immediate resolution to end all outstanding issues of Sudan, including Darfur problem?
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The Painter of Signs is Narayan's most hectically comic novel and perhaps this aspect, which sometimes borders on farce, rather hides its other qualities.
Winding cobblestone streets lead down to a bustling harbour where once spice was hectically traded, and traditional dhow boats still sail.
Everyone was hectically, feverishly searching for love and seizing it without a second thought.
I wonder, however, if there is something in our affective responses to hectically noisy work that overloads the spirit of "play" associated with certain readerly "freedoms"?
Meetings didn't consist of officers hectically trying to put together an agenda; instead, they were run efficiently with modified parliamentary procedure, creating an atmosphere of professionalism.
The floating roof is clearly reprised from the Lucerne Cultural Centre (AR October 1998), but whereas Lucerne is an object building on a lakeside plot, Reina Sofia has to contend with a less forgiving urban condition and in the context of its impassive neighbours and tight site, ends up looking hectically gestural.
The HGO chorus sang richly and, except for racing too hectically through Varlaam's boozy Battle of Kazan yarn, HGO newcomer Tugan Sokhiev led a superb reading of this hypnotically brooding score.
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