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Word: delirium

Definition: mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious


Sentences Containing 'delirium'

He wore a greatcoat in midsummer, being affected with the trembling delirium, and his face was the color of carmine.
A slight indisposition, then an hour of fever, then the hideous delirium, then the Yellow Death!
Jimmy Finn was not burned in the calaboose, but died a natural death in a tan vat, of a combination of delirium tremens and spontaneous combustion.
All this was said with such exceeding rapidity, that there was something in the conversation that seemed like the beginning of delirium.
It must have been delirium; she fancies, too, that she saw a phantom enter her chamber and even heard the noise it made on touching her glass.''
P.S. My poor grandmother gets worse and worse; yesterday her fever amounted to delirium; to day her delirium is almost madness.
Valentine raised herself in bed, and drew over her chest, which appeared whiter than snow, the embroidered cambric, still moist with the cold dews of delirium, to which were now added those of terror.
``Oh, yes; I have frequently seen shadows pass close to me, approach, and disappear; but I took them for visions raised by my feverish imagination, and indeed when you entered I thought I was under the influence of delirium.''
asked Villefort, trembling at the new idea inspired by the delirium of Morrel.
Danglars thought of the old man whom, in his hours of delirium, he had seen groaning on his bed.
Enervated, prostrate, and breathless, he became unconscious of outward objects; he seemed to be entering that vague delirium preceding death.
After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens.
I only know that I swim about in space, with a blue angel, in a state of blissful delirium, until I find myself alone with her in a little room, resting on a sofa.
"Sometimes I have thought that it was merely the wild talk of delirium, sometimes that it may have referred to some band of people, perhaps to these very gipsies in the plantation.
That it was only then, on the homeward voyage, after the encounter, that the final monomania seized him, seems all but certain from the fact that, at intervals during the passage, he was a raving lunatic; and, though unlimbed of a leg, yet such vital strength yet lurked in his Egyptian chest, and was moreover intensified by his delirium, that his mates were forced to lace him fast, even there, as he sailed, raving in his hammock.
And, when running into more sufferable latitudes, the ship, with mild stun'sails spread, floated across the tranquil tropics, and, to all appearances, the old man's delirium seemed left behind him with the Cape Horn swells, and he came forth from his dark den into the blessed light and air; even then, when he bore that firm, collected front, however pale, and issued his calm orders once again; and his mates thanked God the direful madness was now gone; even then, Ahab, in his hidden self, raved on.
The report of his undeniable delirium at sea was likewise popularly ascribed to a kindred cause.
The unflinching earnestness with which he declared these things;--the dark, daring play of his sleepless, excited imagination, and all the preternatural terrors of real delirium, united to invest this Gabriel in the minds of the majority of the ignorant crew, with an atmosphere of sacredness.

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