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  • n. Plural form of neurotic.


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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • (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."

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  • The neurotics and the bullies meet quite different fates.

    The Science of Success

  • When you come down too hard on the pain, then the songs seem mean instead of wry, and the characters are no longer lonely people doing the best they know how to get their emotional needs met in a repressive society, but sour and damaged neurotics without much sense of humor.

    A Little Night Music


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