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  • adverb In a manic manner.


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  • His manically joyful tenor was probably over-compensation for his own nerves.

    Chocolate & Vicodin Jennette Fulda 2011

  • Clutching the thing, I turned around and faced the slew of lust on the dance floor and Erik, damn-near deafening me as he moved into a crazed filibuster, continuing manically to explain his new venture: It's pure entrepreneurism, man.

    Jesse Aizenstat: Not So Lost Generation Jesse Aizenstat 2011

  • Led Bib, the 2009 Mercury Prize jazz nominee, never sound like a band with a seven-year history – they still seem to play with too much manically eager, hell-driving recklessness.

    This week's new live music 2011

  • I bend down, manically, grab onto it, caressing it with my free hand.

    Rewound. Jamie Sughroue 2011

  • His partnership with Grant Holt was less a case of twin strikers than a target man with another manically orbiting around him.

    Norwich's open approach pays off at Wigan but may not always work 2011

  • If a spew of old-movie allusions guaranteed greatness -- if mere pastiche equalled masterpiece -- then every Quentin Tarantino flick would be genius, and an animated film need only hire the manically talented Robin Williams to toss off film quotes like some algorithm on hyper-drive.

    IT TAKES TWO TO 'RANGO': Why the animated Depp hit is a very, very good film 2011

  • Brooke, with his curved, playing-card profile, is restless, questing and manically contradictory: Laskey, in contrast, is still, cautious and reassuringly consistent.

    I Am the Wind | Michael Billington 2011

  • Faced with his manically inventive and elaborate use of his material, at times recalling the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts and the ornamentation of Italian Renaissance book design; and his endless depictions of George Washington—as angel, bellhop, businessman, clockwork, cowboy, founding father, topiary, traffic cop and window washer continually outfoxing his nemesis the Gingerbread man—is to give in freely to his fantastic voyage.

    Of a Decade and a Dollar Lance Esplund 2011

  • In other words, we become lost when manically seeking what lies right beneath our noses.

    Blockbusters and the Tao Te Ching « Tales from the Reading Room 2010

  • In prison Zarqawi worked out manically, learned the Koran by heart, and gradually rose to become a jailhouse capo whom other inmates learned to fear and to obey without question.

    The Longest War Peter L. Bergen 2011


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