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  • Among them are the love-mad queen Phaedra, whose unrequited lust leads her to suicide and murder (the subject of not one but two Hippolytus plays by the poet, one now lost); the distraught erotomane widow Evadne in Suppliant Women, who incinerates herself on her dead husband's grave; the ruthless granny Alcmene in Children of Herakles, who violently avenges herself on her male enemies; and the wild-eyed Cassandra in Trojan Women.

    The Bad Boy of Athens

  • The captives were lined up before the kookpi's kikwilly house, and the little army of love-mad squaws, awful in their primitiveness, rushed at the line, selected their respective skiuchs (men), and clung to them, hugged them, kissed them wildly in the awful heat of their passion, each in her eagerness to save one at all hazards for her own selfish, but natural self.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Bits of History, Through the Microscope

  • In short, Truedale was love-mad -- ready to fling everything to the ruthless winds of passion.

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • Had I not taken it from La you would have slain me and now your god must be glad that I took it since I have saved his priestess from love-mad Tantor.

    Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

  • They fretted awhile in the hurlyburly of other love-mad couples and wondered what to do.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Matoaca hasn't stopped crying since the guild meeting this morning, and for the first time in her life has bitterly reproached her Sister Superior who felt it her Christian duty to repeat what she now says she understood a hope-inflated, love-mad, half-tight fool had said.

    Miss Gibbie Gault

  • But I was never so love-mad as to lose my sleep or upset myself, as you are doing now.

    Cent nouvelles nouvelles

  • "Thou wilt do this thing for me," is carried to his love-mad brain by a voluptuous glissando of the harp which is as irresistible as her glance and smile.

    Chapters of Opera Being historical and critical observations and records concerning the lyric drama in New York from its earliest days down to the present time

  • She died in a house on Palais-Royal, the victim of a love-mad captain, December, 1818.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • He fell in love with the daughter of a Major-General Holmes; and though there is nothing extraordinary in that, for nine-tenths of us have been love-mad at as early an age, he did what fortunately very few do in a first love affair, he married the adored one.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1

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