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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HYSTERIA

By evening Mrs. Page had worked herself into a state bordering on hysteria.

And she ran off, sobbing, into the little guignol, where she had an attack of hysteria.

It is often also due to hysteria and consequently pathological.

Mrs. Wilcox had been overtired by the shopping, and was inclined to hysteria.

In short, you think what I saw was merely the result of woman's hysteria?

She fell into fits of hysteria, sat whole hours listless, with her feet on the fender.

Six strides of the horse into the darkness and Kate's hysteria was gone.

It was Sheila Carmack who answered, her voice on the high edge of hysteria.

It was a tyranny for which there was no justification, and it goaded her to the verge of hysteria.

Louder the voice came, and now in its wail was a note of hysteria.

WORD ORIGIN

1801, coined in medical Latin as an abstract noun from hysteric (see hysterical).

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