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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HYSTERIC

Gertrude bending over me in hysteric screams—so they told me afterwards.

Miss Corelli's force is hysteric, but it is sometimes very real.

After that, evidently the first attack of hysteric character followed.

Red Jim stumbled to his feet with an inarticulate and hysteric exclamation.

In hysteric inversions of motion is some other part too much stimulated?

"Git down there, you hysteric son of a gun," he said to the horse.

It was succeeded by a quick, hysteric laugh, and then a dead silence.

I juggle with temperamental and psychic Twos and experiment in hysteric additions.

Dr. Holmes calls it, "Valerian, calmer of hysteric squirms."

Well-being is a panacea for the tiqueur no less than for the hysteric.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos "belonging to the womb" (see hysterical). As a noun from 1751.

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