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  • noun Plural form of neurotic.

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Examples

  • Well, she likes the sensationalism and the drama and the sympathy for others, but you know the phrase neurotics build castles in the skies, psychotics live in them?

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2008

  • They are of scientific interest as presenting an instructive series of studies in neurotics, but they are perhaps a little too bulletinish for the general taste.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Of late years we often hear people referred to as neurotics, neurasthenics, psychasthenics, neuropaths or psychopaths.

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  • This ironic deployment of "bizarre" and "strange" is not so much a reflection on the Dutch as on the neurotics, speed-freaks and oddballs she encounters back in the UK.

    The Bicycle Book by Bella Bathurst – review

  • Priests, nuns, pastors, Muslims, Buddhists, would-be suicides, depressives, neurotics . . . there were so many beautiful and interesting people around us who were ignored by society.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • But in her three characters, she does an amazingly good job of producing entertaining and lovable neurotics.

    2010 January « Tales from the Reading Room

  • It always struck me how many comedians of all types were really neurotics underneath, whether Lenny Bruce, Kenneth Williams, even Les Dawson.

    Seeing The Funny Side « Tales from the Reading Room

  • (31 January 1967.) "In order to do so, [Vidal] assigned to the word ‘neurosis’ a meaning I have never heard it given, not even by conventional neurotics."

    r_urell: William F. Buckley: Father of Modern "Conservatism"

  • Priests, nuns, pastors, Muslims, Buddhists, would-be suicides, depressives, neurotics . . . there were so many beautiful and interesting people around us who were ignored by society.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • Priests, nuns, pastors, Muslims, Buddhists, would-be suicides, depressives, neurotics . . . there were so many beautiful and interesting people around us who were ignored by society.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

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