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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Briefly—Joan's silk tent had been torn, and the girl was in a state bordering upon hysterics.
Boyson saw clearly that excitement and anger had struck down her nervous power, that she might faint or go into hysterics.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
At any rate, he had waked up the whole floor and scared Miss Quirley almost into hysterics.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The chapel became a place of weeping, and some, after gazing intently upon the preacher, fell down in hysterics.
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
Marriage will not cure hysteria,—the worst cases are married women, and they beget other hysterics in spreading succession.
And laughing lightly, she glided away, eager to seek her daughter whom she expected to find in hysterics up-stairs.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
Another, who had gone that deadly colour, could never have come round without either fainting or hysterics.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
Brutal and insulting language of that sort would certainly have sent Meenie straight into hysterics.
The old man did not recognize him at first, but when he did he went into hysterics, so great was the shock to his nervous system.
"Oh, it's too ridiculous for anything," said Miss Butterworth, laughing herself almost into hysterics.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND

WORDS RELATED TO HYSTERICS

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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oligopolynoun | [ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION