a case of (something)

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a case of (something)

1. A bout of illness. My poor daughter has been sick all week with a case of the measles.
2. By extension, an occurrence of something. Liz usually loves to sing for an audience, so I think she's just got a case of nerves.
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*case of something

 
1. an instance of something. (*Typically: be ~; have ~.) This is a case of police brutality. They should not have injured the suspect.
2. an occurrence of a disease. (*Typically: be ~; look like ~; treat ~.) I am suffering from a case of the flu.
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Placing a new obstacle on California's road to correctional reform, the ruling came in the case of a former Richmond police officer convicted of sexually abusing his son.
6015(e), however, the Tax Court only has jurisdiction "[i]n the case of an individual against whom a deficiency has been asserted.
Duration of therapy with itraconazole should be [greater than or equal to] 6 months, except in the case of osteomyelitis, which has a higher rate of relapse (22).
Is there some fast and easy way to change the case of text in Word and Excel?
In choosing controls, the obvious course of action is to select the control group from the same hospital(s) as the cases (sometimes with attention needed for tertiary referral processes in the case of rare diseases or those requiring specialist treatment) to try to ensure that the two groups are drawn from the same underlying population.
At least some of the chemicals studied--although possibly not dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) (Ekbom et al 1996)--are likely to have considerable spatial variation and to have higher concentrations in farming areas in the case of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and the chlordanes [U.
Hofer, (10) the Supreme Court of Canada considered the case of a family of Hutterites who had been expelled by their colony.
Such was the case of Susan Smith, who fastened her two sons into their car seats and watched the car coast into a lake.
In "The Rescue of Juvenile Fragments: The Case of 'Hazel,'" Tice offers an extremely thoughtful analysis of a single case study.
This statement was written in the case of a 12-year old that was raped in a Housing Authority building in The Bronx where the assailant was seen entering through a broken door, riding up in the elevator with the victim, and following her off at her floor.
In September 1985 the conflict within the Supreme Court over the death penalty came to a head with the case of Willie Jasper Darden.
Before the mediation session, the parties submit a written presentation describing the case of the respective party to the mediator.
m] is the inflection point where maximum growth rate occurs; in the case of logistic growth model S = K/2 when t = [t.
In the case of Leech, the Thousand Oaks mother of two shot in the bank robbery, investigators are hopeful that time may be on their side as they persist in efforts to track down the teller's assailant.
They also recommend computer programs to agents, and in the case of Section 482 transfer-pricing cases, help develop expert systems.