Destiny coughed and sat up with a wale that sounded more like a broken growl.
Nicholas coughed and said no more.
Cora coughed to cover up her laugh.
Every breath rattled, and she coughed in her sleep.
Thus if a little diphtheritic sputum were coughed into a person's eye, or some blood containing anthrax bacilli were to touch a raw spot upon the hand, the removal of microbes in either case by washing with simple water might be regarded as a means of passive defence, whilst washing them away with an antiseptic lotion might be regarded as active defence, because the antiseptic would tend not only to remove but to destroy the microbes.
She coughed softly and waved a hand to disperse the fumes.
Then coughed at the tart aftertaste.
His lab coat was all the overcoat he wore, and he hopped in place beside a beat-up VW Bug whose engine coughed as if it were on its last leg.
The demon coughed and batted at his face.
He tried to talk and coughed bright red foam.