Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
The truth was that Mr. and Mrs. Dalloway ad found themselves stranded in Lisbon.
But a disease had broken out in the East, there was cholera in Russia, and he was heard of, not so romantically, in Lisbon.
1. to leave sb in a place from which they have no way of leaving;
2. to make a boat, fish, whale, etc. be left on land and unable to return to the water;
a disease caught from infected water that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting and often causes death;