Definitions

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  • adverb In a maniacal manner; frantically.

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  • adverb in a maniacal manner or to a maniacal degree

Etymologies

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maniacal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Eib, you saying that with your Harley avatar giggling maniacally is not helping my erection go away.

    X-FILES 2 TRAILER BOOTLEG

  • Now I want to laugh maniacally, that is so stupid of you, oldie.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The next day Senator Mitchell announced that he could not, in good conscience, vote to approve someone so "maniacally" opposed to a woman's right to choose, as enshrined in Roe v. Wade.

    'Supreme Courtship'

  • Gates 'biggest ideas these days are focused on the work being done by The Gates Foundation, which he has "maniacally" thrown himself into since removing himself from his full-time commitment to Microsoft this summer.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Gates 'biggest ideas these days are focused on the work being done by The Gates Foundation, which he has "maniacally" thrown himself into since removing himself from his full-time commitment to Microsoft this summer.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Rarely have I seen a movie as maniacally fine-tuned to drive the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences into orgasms of approbation and applause.

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close gleams with Oscar worthiness

  • Dachshunds: The long-haired was feisty and seemed to be running around maniacally.

    Westminster Dog Show 2012—as it happened

  • I couldn't help picturing the comedy run he had done to entertain my friends and me when I was young: an action where he pulled his knees up high, and frantically pumped his arms while grinning maniacally.

    My father the superhero

  • You went on radio and maniacally slurred our highly valued colleague, Chuck Lorre, producer of "Men" and two other shows that arguably are even more important right now to our future.

    It's Just Business, Charlie

  • His celebration, pounding his chest maniacally while seemingly carried away in a trance, was reminiscent of Diego Maradona's berserk reverie when he scored for Argentina against Greece in the 1994 World Cup, arguably the greatest false-dawn comeback of them all.

    Thierry Henry's second coming gets to the heart of the matter | Rob Bagchi

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