Sentence Examples


  • The bark is of some value as a tonic and febrifuge.
  • This method had helped the House of Valois to consolidate its power; but what was tonic for a dynasty was death to a state whose headship was elective.
  • A sudden intense sense stimulus usually suffices to end this tonic discharge.
  • The muscular wall of the blood-vessels also exhibits tonic contraction, which, however, seems to be mainly traceable to a continual excitation of the muscle cells by nervous influence conveyed to them along their nerves, and originating in the great vaso motor centre in the bulb.
  • San Franciscan climate is breezy, damp and at times chilling; often depressing to the weakly, but a splendid tonic to others.