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Instead, drains and pipes carry it away—lunacy, Yu thinks, in places with water shortages.

It was the kind of rampage mounted by a physician who meets lunacy and delusion with quiet scientific truth.

Charles Manson turned retribution for a drug burn into a shaggy dog story of multi-night massacres, lunacy and a race war he was hoping to kick off.

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This effort to prevent the IRS from cracking down on wealthy tax cheats is being sold in language that echoes the lurid lunacy of the Obama years.

Today the island is called Roosevelt Island, and there are no more lunatics, though there is some degree of lunacy, especially in the waning days of the pandemic.

I was never sure whether this was phlegm or the onset of lunacy.

Every one of those theories seems like the kind of googly-eyed lunacy only the fringiest fringe-dwellers would believe.

When that woman is Kate Middleton, debate turns into utter lunacy.

Here are 24 short stories, each quintessentially quirky and, some would think, touched by lunacy.

Sometimes, especially during the Faith years, I felt close to lunacy.

Francis le Moine, an excellent French painter, ran himself through with a sword in a fit of lunacy.

I have been collecting some most valuable information on (looking round at them) lunacy in the—er—county of Devonshire.

But he is quite a Michelet; the general views, and such a piece of character painting, excellent; but his method sheer lunacy.

Our whole scheme of things indeed is so mixed, that the wonder only is we are not all in a state of chronic lunacy.

Lunacy had always been, and remained, a ground of exception from the prohibition to grant outdoor relief.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lunacy, such as: absurdity, folly, foolishness, idiocy, insanity, and mania.

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