HYSTERICAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HYSTERICAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
hysterical
 a.  marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion; affected, or troubled, with fear or panic
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  The other women were simply silly and hysterical with their talk of patriotism and the Cause, and the men were almost as bad with their talk of vital issues and States' Rights.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  With the tide of hysterical gaiety and excitement flooding the city, they rushed into matrimony.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  She pushed her way swiftly through the crowds, past the packed, hysterical mob surging in the open space of Five Points, and hurried as fast as she could down the short block toward the depot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  Once, Scarlett, in desperation, started to ride out herself to search for food, but the hysterical outbursts of the whole family fearful of the Yankees made her abandon the plan.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  She sounded hysterical to herself; she fancied that to Sam Clark she sounded insane.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  She longed for her father, that artist at creating hysterical parties.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  Here the matrons forgot social jealousies, and sat gossiping in gingham; or, in old bathing-suits, surrounded by hysterical children, they paddled for hours.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  She sought to be sensible; she elaborately explained to herself that it was hysterical to condemn Gopher Prairie because it did not foam over the drama.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  Fern and she had been hysterical with nonsense, had invented mad parties for all the coming winter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
10  She was a terrifying-looking person; almost a giantess in height, raw-boned, with iron-grey hair, a face always flushed, and prominent, hysterical eyes.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
11  In some way he depended upon the excitement He could arouse in her hysterical nature.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
12  Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
13  Several times she was quite beside herself and hysterical; and then Jurgis would go half-mad with fright.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
14  There came one of those hysterical crises that had so often dismayed him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  At this cry a hysterical fear and dismay beset the troops.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  Police and bodyguards had to protect him as the almost hysterical crowds struggled to approach him.
2  The doctor slapped the hysterical child to make him calmer.
3  His hysterical laughter made everybody stunned.
4  During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered.
5  It just takes a conscious effort to clam when everyone around you is hysterical, and the consideration of some other tips included in this book.
6  Her stroke was a major one, and in the aftermath she was racked by hysterical screaming.
7  She went into hysterics when she heard about her husband.