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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSANELY

No one knew whether we'd quarreled or not, or how insanely jealous I could be.

He raised his hand to his throat—and it tore at the flesh, insanely.

I kept thinking, insanely, that the meteor was a perfect conflict touch.

Now this terminology is insanely wrong, even if the Bills are right.

I was madly, insanely jealous, and I forbade my wife to meet him.

It surprised me that Aunt Matilda could be so insanely greedy.

Why insanely surrender what the other would after all never have?

Yet he still loves her to distraction, and is insanely jealous of her.

I have loved another, insanely, passionately as you love me.

My fault for being a fool, rather than his for being so insanely consistent.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Latin insanus "mad, insane; outrageous, excessive, extravagant," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sanus "well, healthy, sane" (see sane). Originally only of persons; of actions, from 1842. Cf. lunatic; and Italian pazzo "insane," originally a euphemism, from Latin patiens "suffering." German verrückt, literally past participle of verrücken "to displace," "applied to the brain as to a clock that is 'out of order' " [Buck]. The noun meaning "insane person" is attested from 1786.

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