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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of madden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. filled with or indicating extreme anger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by extreme anger

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Examples

  • The refrain maddened him, and he tried to escape from it.

    Chapter 44

  • His eyes dropped from her blue eyes to her lips, and the sight of the stain maddened him.

    Chapter 11

  • The expression maddened the other beyond endurance, and his eyes danced the chill glitter of meditated violence, unrecking consequences.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • Tales of horror and outrage, such as maddened our own England when they reached us from Cawnpore, came day after day over the Irish Channel; and sworn depositions told how husbands were cut to pieces in presence of their wives, their children's brains dashed out before their faces, their daughters brutally violated and driven out naked to perish frozen in the woods.

    History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) Puritan England, 1603-1660

  • “I do not see that there is any claim at all,” he cried bitterly, as if the very word maddened him, “and I am not going to pamper him any more.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • Nathan Draper, 18, said that he was "maddened" at the actions of the Muslim demonstrators and praised the bravery of the soldiers and said they should be supported for risking their lives.

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  • But nevertheless this kind of maddened and hollow charade of bureaucracy continues to function in Israel, as well as Europe and America ... ceding ground time and time again to Islam.

    Sultan Knish

  • "I do not see that there is any claim at all," he cried bitterly, as if the very word maddened him, "and I am not going to pamper him any more.

    Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) His Life and Confessions

  • When he was himself, his real self, not harassed by trouble, not pinched by the trap, not maddened by drink, her man-boy and lover, he was well worth all she gave him or could give him.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • One wolf had been caught in a wild lunge of the maddened victim and trampled to death.

    THE LAW OF LIFE

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