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Word: paranoia

Definition: psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac


Sentences Containing 'paranoia'

"Religion": a sci-fi author who invents a front religion with converts who passively fund a scheme of power and control; and the March Baptists who ally with corrupt corporate dictators for power."Gambling": the idle rich who will gamble everything on the mere chance of someone perhaps coming into the room."Vanity": a villainess who may have sacrificed many young girls just to stay youthful; and salons where hours of one's lifespan are sold by the poor to rich patrons who want a longer life."Militarism": half of the Earth was disintegrated in an act of militaristic paranoia, and then covered up by a hologram; and jingoistic Space Brigades who feel the universe is only there for them to thrust their agenda and control onto.
"Sativa" also exhibits a higher tendency to induce anxiety and paranoia, so patients prone to these effects may limit treatment with pure "sativa", or choose hybrid strains.
AfterElton.com placed Rickards on their list of 2011's Break-Out TV Actors, explaining: "Rickards gives Jenna a doe-eyed innocence and covers the full range of teen emotions, from deer-in-the-headlights paranoia to sultry eyelash batting, sometimes in the same scene.
Another member of the war cabinet, a member of the plague axis, warns her that the paranoia of the Empire is leading them all into genetic inviability.
As a homicide detective partnered with Laura Ballard (to whom he is extremely loyal), Gharty sometimes displays racist paranoia and other forms of pettiness, but for the most part redeems himself as a police officer, demonstrating aptitude, confidence, and devotion he had not exhibited as a patrolman.
As an alternative to neo-Kraepelinian classification systems such as DSM and ICD-10 Chapter V employing these diagnostic labels, Bentall proposes to focus on symptoms ("complaints"), such as paranoia or auditory hallucinations.
At the time, they created massive public concern and widespread paranoia.
Better known in post-war Britain as "purple hearts", they can impair judgement, cause paranoia and even make the person taking them lose contact with reality.
Common symptoms include delusions, such as paranoia; hearing voices or noises that are not there; disorganized thinking; a lack of emotion and a lack of motivation.
He is overly pedantic, jealous to the point of paranoia, highly suspicious, snobbish, and cruel.
He presents theoretical models for paranoia and auditory hallucinations involving psychological and biological mechanisms.
Impairment in social cognition is associated with schizophrenia, as are symptoms of paranoia; social isolation commonly occurs.
In a fit of paranoia, he accuses Denise of stealing tapes from him, but when it turns out that he threw the tapes over the studio balcony in a fit of irritation and then forgot that he had done so, Denise is distressed.
Instead the song is a biographical account of the singer's own personal demons as he battled drug abuse, paranoia and depression.
It's always been a favourite of the band, we love the air of paranoia and speed- freak righteousness.
On 19 April 2007, Kurtz appeared on Penn Teller's television show "Bullshit!" arguing that exorcism and Satanic cults are merely "hype and paranoia".
On another website, "Rotten Tomatoes", "War of the Worlds" currently garners a 74% "fresh" rating based on 250 reviews and the critical consensus stating "Steven Spielberg's adaptation of War of the Worlds delivers on the thrill and paranoia of H.G. Wells' classic novel while impressively updating the action and effects for modern audiences."
The Fifth Doctor (in "Castrovalva") begins reverting to his previous personalities and the Sixth Doctor experiences extreme paranoia, flying into a murderous rage and nearly killing his companion ("The Twin Dilemma", 1984).
The frontman additionally wanted to escape "the psychological paranoia and personal torment" of what he had been writing and feeling in 1970s New York City.
The result was the bestselling "The Invasion of 1910", which originally appeared in serial form in the "Daily Mail" in 1906 and has been referred to by historians as inducing an atmosphere of paranoia, mass hysteria and Germanophobia that would climax in the Naval Scare of 1908–09.
The song likens bankers to "street gangs and mad men" and their business manoeuvres to "private wars", and continues by criticising "the eye in the sky" (personal surveillance), specifically facial recognition, and the paranoia that this then causes.
They are physically superior to humans and this leads to a state of chaos making it every man for himself for the humans on board. The film's title is a nickname of fictional psychosis called "Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome" (ODS for short) caused by deep space and triggered by emotional stress leading to severe paranoia and delirium along with nose bleed, which prior to the current events caused the captain of a ship named the "Eden" to believe the flight was cursed.
This obsession with the absence of his girlfriend and the escalating jealousy and paranoia makes him unfazed by the crimes he witnesses, which take place in locations all over Seattle (including the Arboretum, Gasworks Park in Wallingford, and the Boeing factory in Renton) on different levels of depravity.
Using this incident to fuel paranoia and anti-alien sentiment on Earth, President Clark declares martial law, effectively neutralizing the inquiry regarding his involvement in former President Santiago's assassination as well as allowing him more leg room to implement his xenophobic and totalitarian plans for Earth.
Writer Louise Welsh observed that ""Live and Let Die" taps into the paranoia that some sectors of white society were feeling" as the civil rights movements challenged prejudice and inequality.

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