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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRAZINESS

But I know it is all foolishness, as well as you do, all craziness.

Take a hundred or two or three and panic them all, and there's no limit to their craziness!

But this ain't reason—it's what I called it in the beginnin', craziness.

He stood muttering to himself of his friend and his craziness.

“Which is mostly a form of craziness,” observed Seth, quite unruffled.

"I ain't got nothin' but my craziness, you know," she said over.

There is no doubt that I am crazy, but my craziness is not of the usual type.

Old man, your craziness protects you in part, but not in all.

The man is all crazed, and grand, awfully grand, in his craziness.

Ever since she came here to live, Missy's been up to just one craziness after another.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "infirmity," from crazy + -ness. Meaning "state of being flawed or damaged" is from 1660s; that of mental unsoundness" is from 1755.

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