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  • noun Plural form of bedlamite.


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  • To which I add, saith Villanovanus, that it will bring madmen, and such raging bedlamites as are tied in chains, to the use of their reason again.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • These bedlamites were called the Companions of the Rosy Hours, and


  • The fools, whose number, as Solomon certifies, is infinite, shall go to pot like a parcel of mad bedlamites as they are; and all manner of folly shall have an end, that being also numberless, according to Avicenna, maniae infinitae sunt species.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But the people on the Chicago were cheering and yelling like bedlamites, pleased to the very limit to see their men putting up such a showing, and confident of their ability to hold it to the finish.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • The Frolic came boiling up to the float at a rate calculated to smash things to smithereens if she did not slow down at short order, everybody yelling, everybody shouting like bedlamites.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • Though it was still night, the multitude thronged the streets; the windows were all lighted up, huge fires were blazing in all directions, torches were carried about at the head of every troop of the banditti; it was the bivouac of a hundred thousand bedlamites.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Seneca Bowers and her own husband that she gloried, for in their candid souls they styled great Shakespeare rot and voted Ibsen and Tolstoi sheer bedlamites at large.

    The Henchman

  • The twins were at the farthest end of the pond, yelling like bedlamites, Bea declared.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • In this way, the savage chivalry of the village to the number of five hundred, poured forth, helter-skelter, riding and running, with hideous yells and war-whoops, like so many bedlamites or demoniacs let loose.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • The bearers of both palankeens were all huddled together, bellowing like bedlamites, and the mussalgees waving their torches most vehemently.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 549 (Supplementary number)


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