apoplexy apoplexy  /ˈæ pə ˌplɛk si/


  • (n) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain



  1. Stephen, an obscure Roman presbyter, was elected Pope on March 2-3, 752, but two days later, before he could be crowned, died of apoplexy.
  2. To understand the apoplexy it created is to understand what Greene had come to represent.
  3. The causes: heart disease, apoplexy, Bright's disease, high blood pressure.


  • Watch a Supercut of Pete Campbell, Mad Men Ranter Extraordinaire

    Mad Men's Pete Campbell has always been a great ranter: haughty, aggrieved apoplexy is the longest arrow in his quiver. But this season, faced with obstructions from Don, his mother, and Bob Benson, he really turned the dials up to eleven. Foiled IPO? He'll get so heated he falls down ... More »        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Vulture


  • In a statement quoted by Politico.com, Keller said: "The piece that has driven the White House spokesmen to such a show of apoplexy was based on on-the-record interviews with dozens of current and former officials of the current administration."
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Bill Keller Source: NewsMax.com

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