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  • n. Obsolete spelling of frenzy.


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  • This kind of phrenzy plainly belongs to none but a creature immortal, an archangel ruined, in whose breast a fire of hell may burn high enough and deep enough to scorch down even reason and the innate love of life.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • In a kind of phrenzy, which does not prevent most logical precision of paragraphing and of numbering of propositions, Comenius discusses all this, becoming more and more like a Bacon bemuddled, as he eyes his PANSOPHIA through the mist.

    The Life of John Milton

  • The phrenzy which is charged upon my brother, must belong to myself.

    Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.

  • It seems to be certain, that in their battles they rouse themselves into a kind of phrenzy, and that their bravery is a violent fit of passion.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14

  • The spirit of party is risen to a kind of phrenzy, unknown to former ages, or rather degenerated to a total extinction of honesty and candour — You know I have observed, for some time, that the public papers are become the infamous vehicles of the most cruel and perfidious defamation: every rancorous knave every desperate incendiary, that can afford to spend half a crown or three shillings, may skulk behind the press of a newsmonger, and have a stab at the first character in the kingdom, without running the least hazard of detection or punishment.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • In stanza vii. he records and analyzes the "sickness of the soul," the so-called "phrenzy" which had overtaken and changed the "Lady of his

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4

  • Surely in that moment I should have been possessed by phrenzy, and have destroyed my miserable existence, but that my vow was heard, and that I was reserved for vengeance.

    Chapter 7

  • I trembled with excess of agitation as I said this; there was a phrenzy in my manner, and something, I doubt not, of that haughty fierceness, which the martyrs of old are said to have possessed.

    Chapter 6

  • "This accident has cut off our last hope of reconciliation, and a phrenzy [sic] of revenge seems to have seized all ranks of people."

    America's Other Independence Day

  • This misinformation is especially dangerous because it is inevitably seized on by sites like Hot Air who will use it to whip their gullible readers into an Obama-Kennedy hate phrenzy.

    Josh Nelson: ABC News Intentionally Misleading Viewers with RFK-Obama Clean Coal Story


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