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Weeks

(wēks),
John E., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1853-1949. See: Weeks bacillus, Koch-Weeks bacillus.

disaster syndrome

Psychology A response in survivors of major natural or man-made disasters. Cf Concentration camp syndrome, Survivor syndrome.
Disaster syndrome, chronologic stages
Minutes to hours Stunned apathy, disorientation
Days Inefficiency while helping other victims in worse condition than self, guilt at having survived
Weeks Euphoria and enthusiasm at rebuilding and renewing activities, sense of fellowship with co-victims
Months Resolution
References in classic literature ?
He said they would do him for the whole week at two pounds five.
This is all very well for an hour or two; but you can't balance yourself for a week.
If he will have nothing to say to us within a week or so of his departure, we shall know what to think.
"Tis true, 'said Peter,' I'm alive: I keep my station in the world: Once in the week I just contrive To get my whiskers oiled and curled.
A week later Fraulein Hedwig with radiant smiles announced that the lieutenant of her affections was coming to Heidelberg with his father and mother.
In that day, a master may hire a man for only just one day, or one week, or one month at a time, if he wants to."
Now it seems to me unfair, Dowley, and a deadly peril to all of us, that because you thoughtlessly confessed, a while ago, that within a week you have paid a cent and fifteen mil --"
So long as each of them could bring home nine or ten dollars a week, they were able to get along finely.
"Yes, I came hither to converse confidentially with General Monk, and ask him for an answer regarding certain interests; yes, the general being, doubtless, unable to pronounce before the expected battle, begged me to remain a week in the house I inhabit, promising me that in a week I should see him again.
"I won't threaten," he said, "and I won't offer to bribe you, but I've got to have that week's grace.
If I don't hear in a week's time that it has been received, I shall place the matter once more in the hands of the police.
It was Friday; and she had fifty cents left of her last week's wages.