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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MADDENING

The maddening interview of this one night has filled my soul with love—but not for thee.

This maddening impatience told on my strength, which was small, and hindered me.

We passed four men, and their greeting was maddening in its jeer.

Which would be maddening for someone with no work to do or no resources in himself, or herself.

Then the maddening cries of the prisoners whose relatives had not come.

It was irresistible, it was maddening, it swept over the whole house.

All this was maddening to Agesilaus, as was presently plain.

A shout of the same horrible, maddening laughter rang in my ears.

The big deal was going slowly––not badly, but with maddening delays.

The sense of tragedy merged into the maddening thought of the injustice of it.

WORD ORIGIN

1743, from present participle of madden. Related: Maddeningly.

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