an attack of (some illness)

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an attack of (some illness)

A sudden or acute onset of (an illness). I went to bed early last night after an attack of indigestion.
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*an attack

(of an illness) a bout of some sickness; an instance or acute case of some disease. (*Typically: have ~; produce ~; suffer ~.) Mr. Hodder had an attack of stomach upset that forced him to stay at home.
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References in classic literature ?
"If only they would be quick!" thought Rostov, feeling that at last the time had come to experience the joy of an attack of which he had so often heard from his fellow hussars.
November also witnessed some significant attacks including an attack against Chinese consulate in Karachi claimed by proscribed Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) and an attack of sectarian nature claimed by Daesh.
It further said that November also witnessed some significant attacks including an attack against Chinese consulate in Karachi claimed by proscribed Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) and an attack of sectarian nature claimed by Daesh.
That is how we like to begin the attack, an attack of 5 vs 3, with the passes being safe passes foot to foot, on the ground to an up field player.
Such a history is a reliable indicator of recurrent quinsy or tonsillitis following an attack of quinsy/peritonsillitis in both children and adults.
The primary purpose of the survey was to determine 1) how many patients experienced an attack of tonsillitis subsequent to their hospital discharge, 2) how many patients required further hospitalization for a second attack of quinsy/peritonsillitis, and 3) how many patients eventually had a tonsillectomy.
During an attack of unstable angina, blood clots may form in an attempt to heal the damaged artery.
Damage to the pancreas from drinking alcohol may cause no symptoms for many years, and then the patient suddenly has an attack of pancreatitis.