shatter-brained love

shatter-brained

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild; similar to scatter-brained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disordered in intellect; intellectually weak; scatter-brained.

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Examples

  • It was the first time he had been really engaged, and his affection had not only stood three months 'absence, but had so much elevated his shatter-brained though frank and honest temperament, that Albinia conceived a high opinion of' Emily, 'and did her best to persuade him to be patient, and wait for promotion.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • Lord Rotherwood was Mr. Mohun's ward, and having a dull home of his own, found his chief happiness as well as all the best influences of his life, in the merry, highly-principled, though easy-going life at his uncle's, whom he revered like a father, while his eager, somewhat shatter-brained nature often made him a butt to his cousins.

    The Two Sides of the Shield

  • "Another run over here to no purpose!" he cried peevishly: "I wanted to speak to the young shatter-brained jackanapes; and now I hear from the smelting-lads down in the town, that he has just been scampering through it, and not a soul can tell where he is gone."

    The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck

  • It is always good for young people to be put upon exerting themselves; and you know, my dear Catherine, you always were a sad little shatter-brained creature; but now you must have been forced to have your wits about you, with so much changing of chaises and so forth; and I hope it will appear that you have not left anything behind you in any of the pockets. "

    Northanger Abbey

  • It is always good for young people to be put upon exerting themselves; and you know, my dearCatherine, you always were a sad little shatter-brained creature; but now you must have been forced to have your wits about you, with so much changing of chaises and so forth; and I hope it will appear that you have not left any thing behind you in any of the pockets. "

    Northanger Abbey

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