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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRAZILY

Is he crazily waiting for the thing to be proved not what Mr. Crimble claims?

"Jeanne, I think I'm crazily in love with you," said Andrews in an excited voice.

"Demons," I said crazily, and that was a mistake, but what else was I to do?

And then suddenly, crazily, my mission was gone from my mind.

And I presume you act so crazily merely in order to please her?

If you heard and saw her you would become as crazily in love with her as I am!

He had been, he felt, crazily travelling along some broken edge.

His blood raced, and he staggered so crazily that Cynthia had to hold him by the arm.

There are some situations so crazily extravagant that they key up the spirit to meet them.

Margherita in prison was crazily recalling the strains of p. 300the waltz she had heard—Ah, what ages ago it seemed!

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "diseased, sickly," from craze + -y (2). Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" is from 1580s; that of "of unsound mind, or behaving as so" is from 1610s. Jazz slang sense "cool, exciting" attested by 1927. To drive (someone) crazy is attested by 1873. Phrase crazy like a fox recorded from 1935. Crazy Horse, Teton Lakhota (Siouan) war leader (d.1877) translates thašuka witko, literally "his horse is crazy."

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