• Noun: any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
• Noun: anything that harms or destroys; example: "the poison of fascism"
• Verb: spoil as if by poison; examples: "poison someone's mind", "poison the atmosphere in the office"
• Verb: kill by its poison; example: "This mushrooms can poison"
• Verb: kill with poison; example: "She poisoned her husband"
• Verb: add poison to; example: "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
• Verb: administer poison to; example: "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"
There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison.
Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal.
No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea.
I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war. I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention, but I did know of that prohibition.
At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention. But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill.
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.