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Definition of Madness

  • The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.
  • Frenzy; ungovernable rage.
  • Extreme folly.
  • unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
  • the quality of being rash and foolish
  • a feeling of intense anger
  • an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
  • obsolete terms for legal insanity

How to use madness in a sentence. Madness pronunciation.

David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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David read him as an open book, and saw the madness come upon him.
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Thy plan was folly, thy hope madness, thy means to achieve horrible.
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Thou wert mistaken; a madness possessed thee; but thou, I knew, wouldst choose the way of honour.
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She hung over the edge of the chasm like a sleepwalker, or a possessed creature pursued by demons, and at the same time her eyes glistened with such wild madness, and she drew her breath with such feverish rapidity that Paulus, who had come close up to her, involuntarily drew back.
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This girl, whose father's passion for drink is something worse than madness, goes on the street to save the family from starvation.
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He simply followed his ideas to their farthest possible extreme, so that many Anglo-Saxons suspected him even of madness.
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In some characters, such as those Dostoevski has given us, it leads to deeds of wild absurdity; in Andreev, it usually leads to madness.
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It is a curious study of the border-line between reason and madness.
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He therefore begins by feigning madness, and acting so well that his madness comes upon him only at long intervals; at a dinner-party he has a violent fit; but he waits a whole month before having another attack.
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Nothing but silence, and the steady approach of madness.
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Until noon of to-day, Mrs. Peachey had kept her bed, lying amid the wreck wrought by last night's madness.
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The wildest and most terrible ideas crowded to the mind of the unhappy woman; the foremost of them, that her husband had secretly returned, that he knew all-that his brain had given way, and that the laughter was the gibbering of his madness.
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My dear sir, every one has his madness.
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When this sublime madness possesses you, it elevates you-it transfigures you.
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I love you enough to find in you alone, in your single esteem, and in your sole tenderness, in the pride and madness of being yours, oblivion and consolation for friendship outraged, faith betrayed, and honor lost.
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She could not restrain the violence of her emotion, when Marguerite in prison cries out, in her agony and madness: Marguerite.
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The phantoms disappeared little by little from her mind, and she began to say to herself that she had been the sport of a bad dream, and of a true madness, when a singular change in her husband's face renewed all her terrors.
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The Marquise, half frightened, half irritated, by an oddity which seemed to border on madness, pretended to be ignorant of it.
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The Judge, although his family had suffered considerably by the late madness for speculation, summed up in the most impartial manner.
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Examples of Madness

Example #1
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
Example #2
A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
Example #3
The light of a fateful fanaticism was in his eyes.
Example #4
A Muslim would win heaven by sending a Christian to hell.
Example #5
Upon it the peoples of all nations pass and repass.
Example #6
Egypt is the bridge between the East and the West.