[ US /ˈmeɪniə/ ]
[ UK /mˈe‍ɪniɐ/ ]
  1. a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
  2. an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
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How To Use mania In A Sentence

  • To our no small surprise, very soon after this quietus had been given to bibliomaniacal hopes, the books in question appeared before us in excellent condition. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865
  • There's no insight into Alexander's transition from beloved leader to drunken megalomaniac; one minute he has his subjects hanging on his every word, and then next thing you know he's declaring himself a god.
  • His range of effects is unusually eloquent; there is something of the monoprint to them, as well as elements of the Surrealist techniques of decalcomania and frottage.
  • I imagined the Tasmanian tiger stopping here en route from one primeval forest valley to another.
  • Jealous Liberal Journalists Attack Keith Olbermann yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Jealous Liberal Journalists Attack Keith Olbermann'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Lookout Keith Olbermann: now that you are more popular than Bill O\'Reilly in the cable news Neilson ratings, you must confront an even bigger monster, an even more tenacious adversary, an egomaniacally superior life-species: establishment liberal journalists.' Jealous Liberal Journalists Attack Keith Olbermann
  • Yet the confusing thing about her mania, says Todd, is her ability to remain articulate, clever and funny.
  • The far northwest coast of Tasmania is a wild place. Times, Sunday Times
  • He combined athleticism, judgement and skill in an irresistible mix - and he was a great sportsman, totally devoid of egomania.
  • The Tasmanian Devil is the world's largest marsupial predator but its very survival is at stake as an horrific cancer threatens up to 90% of its population.
  • Flutist and piccoloist Diane Boyd Schultz has established her career through solo and chamber performances in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Austria. Meridian Star Homepage
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