frenetic vs frantic

frenetic frantic


  • 1) The pace is so frenetic that interesting things get passed by too quickly.
  • 2) Lower down the valley, the scene is less frenetic.
  • 3) By early June the activity was frenetic.
  • 4) How often in our frenetic world do we stop to look properly?
  • 5) Who is to blame for this frenetic pace?
  • 6) They were less exciting but also less frenetic.
  • 7) More at home dealing with the less frenetic continental approach.
  • 8) There is a welcome absence of frenetic activity.
  • 9) But how to find it in a frenetic modern world?
  • 10) The second half was a little more frenetic as the pace quickened a step or two.
  • 11) The frenetic activity masks a grim outlook for retailers.
  • 12) She drives us to our hotel through a city heaving with frenetic activity.
  • 13) The delay of almost a month meant that when work resumed it was at a frenetic pace.
  • 14) Investors should resist the temptation to sell a stock because of frenetic activity around them.
  • 15) Launched into an almighty whinge about the frenetic pace of both of our lives instead.
  • 16) By any measure the pace has been frenetic.
  • 17) We live in a frenetic world.
  • 18) The pace is measured and far less frenetic than in Britain.
  • 19) First, there is such a thing in our frenetic world as absolute peace.
  • 20) We could happily have spent a week there but after three days we were also pleased to be on our way somewhere a little less frenetic.
  • 21) Nowadays, life is less frenetic for the 53-year-old.
  • 22) Government in the 1940s and Fifties was a much less frenetic affair.
  • 23) But how often in our frenetic modern world do we take the time to consider anything with such careful, scrupulous, meditative intensity?
  • 24) ‘Our most enduring achievements have resulted not from frenetic activity, but rather from quiet meditation.’
  • 25) ‘The game had started at a frenetic pace as both sides sought to stamp their authority on the match.’
  • 26) ‘He talks quickly and moves through life fast, but his frenetic ways have hurt him on the field.’
  • 27) ‘It was frenetic, people moving fast in opposite directions shouting out at one another as they set up the reception area.’
  • 28) ‘It features fast, frenetic action and the hero is suitably infallible.’
  • 29) ‘From the opening whistle the pace was frenetic and the fans simply loved it.’
  • 30) ‘All over Europe, citizens say that they are fed up with the frenetic pace of modern life and are opting for the slow lane.’
  • 31) ‘Plus, it was built slowly and carefully, not at the frenetic pace we saw at a large factory.’
  • 32) ‘Increasingly, boarding schools are attempting to fit in with the frenetic pace of modern life.’
  • 33) ‘For just a moment, in the midst of a film of frenetic pace and constant violence, everything halts.’
  • 34) ‘Everything seems to be conducted at a frenetic pace, from talking to walking to driving.’
  • 35) ‘The game continued to flow at a frenetic pace with Steeton showing great spirit and determination to get back on level terms.’
  • 36) ‘Her writing is hectic and frenetic, but at the same time utterly controlled.’
  • 37) ‘He gives the film a peculiar pace, by starting with an intense and frenetic backstory.’
  • 38) ‘The industry was in its infancy, personalities abounded and the pace of innovation was frenetic.’
  • 39) ‘The last thing coach Tony Dungy will do is attempt to match the Rams' frenetic pace.’
  • 40) ‘As a respite from the frenetic pace of most of the album, the Robinson tracks are welcome.’
  • 41) ‘There is nothing here that is not familiar, though the pace has become more frenetic.’
  • 42) ‘The pace was frenetic as neither man wanted to let the other get the upper hand.’
  • 43) ‘For the West Indies, Gayle got a century, not made at his usual frenetic pace.’


  • 1) The result was funny, frantic and at times touching.
  • 2) The pace became increasingly frantic with little or no respite for the visitors.
  • 3) The company has been caught out by its frantic attempt to grow.
  • 4) We live in a society of frantic activity.
  • 5) Some of these contradictions could be explained by his frantic search for political support.
  • 6) Noise can hammer away at your nerves until you become quite frantic.
  • 7) The government had been making increasingly frantic efforts to stop military leaders talking to journalists.
  • 8) Price was renowned for her frantic rounds of activity.
  • 9) She pulled him out after a frantic search.
  • 10) It was difficult to keep up with the frantic activity.
  • 11) It set the stage for an afternoon of almost frantic activity.
  • 12) frantic efforts were made by both camps across the day to persuade voters leaning their way to vote.
  • 13) Now the frantic, paranoid thoughts were gone.
  • 14) They were frantic with worry.
  • 15) Now your frantic work week is coming to an end, it would be wise to slow down and take a rest.
  • 16) I found them - but it was a bit frantic at the time.
  • 17) It was frantic but now I can relax.
  • 18) He's quite frantic enough, thank you very much.
  • 19) For those of us with frantic, busy lives there's something romantic and relaxing about the thought of running a launderette.
  • 20) The word frantic has appeared in 354 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Nov. 14 in "For a Homeless Child, a Long Ride to 4th Grade" by Emily Canal:
  • 21) Holly figured it was Mia who else would? and there she was, her expression frantic, shivering in the morning chill in just a thin light blue hoodie and jeans.
  • 22) Learn more about the word "frantic" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the dictionary.
  • 23) On either side of the steamer, rows of scows received the flying cargo, and on each of these scows a sweating mob of men charged the descending slings and heaved bales and boxes about in frantic search.
  • 24) There would be a fleeting glimpse of the three men flinging water in frantic haste, when she would topple over and fall into the yawning valley, bow down and showing her full inside length to the stern upreared almost directly above the bow.
  • 25) But things look different inside India, where technology companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars in frantic attempts to ensure that their profit-making machine keeps producing.
  • 26) Alpha taster shouts [in frantic Shatner-esque desperation]:
  • 27) After 18 months of sparring between the Tories and BBC executives over the level of the licence fee, the future funding of the corporation has been hammered out in frantic negotiations in little over three days, with the broadcaster coming off decidedly second best.
  • 28) ‘Many customers eagerly signed up because their pets had been made frantic with fear by the noise of fireworks.’
  • 29) ‘This time, however, he failed to return and his mother is frantic with worry about his safety.’
  • 30) ‘I have been speaking to his dad and he and his wife are just frantic with worry, they can't sleep or eat.’
  • 31) ‘He seemed a man true to his faith and culture and frantic with worry about his children's future.’
  • 32) ‘At the airport G, who is basically ten times more masculine than me, was almost frantic with nerves.’
  • 33) ‘We are all fantastically relieved - especially his mum who has been frantic with worry.’
  • 34) ‘Now he is missing and his relatives back home are frantic with worry and helplessness.’
  • 35) ‘Knowing that Olivia would be frantic with worry, Beth decided that now was such a time.’
  • 36) ‘I like to imagine my mother a harried and frantic termagant, slightly crazed and in distinct need of sedation.’
  • 37) ‘Two young children had gone over the edge of the pier in their buggy and their frantic mother had dived in to save them.’
  • 38) ‘When it was nearly evening and she had not returned home, her mother grew frantic.’
  • 39) ‘Their mother joined the frantic rescue effort but all three were swept away.’
  • 40) ‘I want to feel crazy and frantic and desperate and feel like you're the only thing that can satisfy me.’
  • 41) ‘There was a frantic tone to the stories, an underlying hysteria I felt as a child but could only name as an adult.’
  • 42) ‘Evidence of that frantic plea brings tears to her eyes, but they dry quickly.’
  • 43) ‘The frantic wife of a doctor who has been missing for four days told how she kissed him goodbye before he left for work and disappeared.’
  • 44) ‘I was frantic by then but it took four and half hours to resolve, when I convinced them over the phone what had happened.’
  • 45) ‘I got to the building and the lady in the office got a bit frantic coz she couldn't find our assignments.’
  • 46) ‘She made frantic, wild attempts at my neck and face, trying to turn my head to the side.’
  • 47) ‘In the latter stages they attempted a frantic counter-attack but the ball play was feeble.’
  • 48) ‘She was quickly discovered after a frantic search, bleeding and shocked.’
  • 49) ‘The men noticed the boy was missing and after a frantic search they discovered his body in the river.’
  • 50) ‘It started to become apparent that maybe the frantic search for vitamin cures was missing the point.’
  • 51) ‘He opened the door to his room again, now in a frantic search for anything he may need.’
  • 52) ‘Lay out everything you'll need the night before to save frantic searches for baby clothes in the morning.’
  • 53) ‘Some rushed to the lounge in need of more coffee while a few were in frantic search of the editors.’
  • 54) ‘In the past decade we started a frantic search for clues that might lead to its cure.’
  • 55) ‘It was then a frantic race to the finish as the excited onlookers cheered the teams over the line.’
  • 56) ‘The game started at a frantic pace with both sides going in search of a vital opening goal.’
  • 57) ‘It has to swing and look effortless but is often wild and frantic with loads of kicks, jumps, lifts, hops and spins.’
  • 58) ‘I have the necessary space to operate within this frantic environment without anxiety.’
  • 59) ‘I woke up to hear my parents gently bickering with one another, and my mother's frantic hoovering.’
  • 60) ‘The manager rightly said he felt sorry for the fans after this frantic, frenetic defeat.’
  • 61) ‘This was a game desperate for a goal, but after a frantic 90 minutes the scoresheet still remained blank.’
  • 62) ‘From that position, he can't help but learn more about the frantic pace and pressure of the game.’
  • 63) ‘It has emerged that frantic efforts were made to save him at the scene and later, in the ambulance and medical tent.’
  • 64) ‘Life can be a frantic rush from cradle to grave, with little chance to slow down, stop, and take in the beauty of the world around us.’
  • 65) ‘Most games are frantic, intense and have you pumped full of adrenalin.’
  • 66) ‘After a frantic search she spotted the toddler floating in the lake.’

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