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- n. The condition of being excessively excited
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excess of excitement; the state of being overexcited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being overexcited; excess of excitement.
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referring to the overexcitement an abundance of game or gamefish produces in a sportsman.
For Count Ville-Handry, acting under a kind of overexcitement, had that day lost all self-control, and forgot himself so far as to treat his daughter as no gentleman would have treated his child while in his senses, and that in the presence of his servants!
"I got a migraine from overexcitement," says Chambers.
For all its occasional overexcitement, the book remains the most intimate account of the human dramas that unfolded northwest of Hawaii in June 1942.
So how does a parent know if a child's daydreaming, overexcitement, or trouble finishing homework is normal or a warning sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Maybe it was the overexcitement of the new intake of MPs.
I clenched my fists in impotent rage, I dug my fingernails into the velvet of the barrier in front of me and in a state of passion and overexcitement whispered proud words to my heroine.
This union of fresh high spirits and amateur overexcitement leaves the door open to a certain type of enthusiast—whether from government, academia, the press, or think tanks—whom I call the “Emergency Man.”
Sure, the ego wants to please itself, but perversely it does so not by seeking out pleasure, which can cause it overexcitement, but by reducing unpleasure, which Freud defines as anything that throws the ego off course, upsetting its equilibrium.
So how does a parent know if a child's daydreaming, overexcitement, or trouble finishing homework is normal or a warning sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD?
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