from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who is or seems to be mentally ill.
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- n. A woman who is insane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a woman lunatic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman lunatic
The tile I have been freecycling like a madwoman is out by the fence, by the couch, and in the car.
"You are the madwoman from the German hospital who came here a week ago.
A defiant voice in the midst of a repressive era, she was mischaracterized as a madwoman and even a witch.
She is "imprisoned - speechless - in the windowless attic room at Thornfield, a tempting human 'enigma'; clearly the so-called madwoman demonstrates what Leo Kanner identifies as 'disturbances of affective contact'."
However, its interest to scholars - who, following the manuscript's purchase by La Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris, will be able to study the work - is not proportionate to its size. 's 19 pages is a vivid tale of murder and madness entitled "A Letter from Lord Charles Wellesley", which includes an episode prefiguring one of the most famous scenes in fiction: when Jane Eyre's Bertha - the so-called "madwoman in the attic" - sets fire to her husband Mr Rochester's bed.
What this 47 year old woman can do is take responsibility for not letting her inner 'madwoman' ruins her day by what cognitive behaviorist Aaron Beck has dubbed 'catastrophizing.'
Grossman mentioning the "madwoman" who suggested to her that nothing should be read in translation at the graduate level ...
Merle Moores plays Countess Aurelia, the "madwoman" of the title.
She was portrayed in court as a 'madwoman' who put the drugs into her own drinks in a plot to take revenge against Dr Erin after discovering he was still in contact with a former lover.
Moi called her a "madwoman," and announced: "According to African traditions, women should respect their men!