Thesaurus / lunacy


Francis le Moine, an excellent French painter, ran himself through with a sword in a fit of lunacy.THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I have been collecting some most valuable information on (looking round at them) lunacy in the—er—county of Devonshire.FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
But he is quite a Michelet; the general views, and such a piece of character painting, excellent; but his method sheer lunacy.THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Our whole scheme of things indeed is so mixed, that the wonder only is we are not all in a state of chronic lunacy.THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Lunacy had always been, and remained, a ground of exception from the prohibition to grant outdoor relief.ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
If there is a mentally defective person in such a family, ought the Lunacy Authority to be kept out?ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
In the early part of this session the lord-chancellor gave notice of bills respecting bankruptcy, lunacy, and county courts.THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
I knew too well that if I took any legal measures, he would contrive to shift the whole burden of lunacy upon me.THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
Lunacy also was unknown among them, and such a thing as suicide no native can possibly grasp or understand.THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
You may have one or the other, but it is sheer lunacy to imagine that you can have both.THEISM OR ATHEISMCHAPMAN COHEN


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