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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSANITY

No part of my insanity was ever held in such ridicule as this.

Belinda's blood ran cold—she had no longer any doubt that this was insanity.

And because he had too abiding a gentleness to say it, the insanity of her anger rose anew.

It is an old trick to say that poets are mad,—you mistake our agonies for insanity.

But the act she was meditating now was one which seemed like the act of insanity.

For one dreadful moment I believed that you had fallen a victim to her insanity.

This is so not merely in the sense of insanity but of suicide.

Sanity may play with insanity; but insanity must not be allowed to play with sanity.

Should they be razed, or left as evidence of the insanity of the usurpers?

"I have a theory that Frank is much interested in the subject of insanity," Ned went on.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "state of being insane," from Latin insanitatem (nominative insanitas) "unhealthfulness," noun of quality from insanus (see insane). Meaning "extreme folly" is from 1844.

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