MANIAC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MANIAC
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maniac
 a.  raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; wildly disordered
Classic Sentence:
1  His father's whistle, his mother's mutterings, the screech of an unseen maniac were to him now so many voices offending and threatening to humble the pride of his youth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  The man is an undeveloped homicidal maniac.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  My homicidal maniac is of a peculiar kind.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  The maniac bellowed: she parted her shaggy locks from her visage, and gazed wildly at her visitors.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  You may take the maniac with you to England; confine her with due attendance and precautions at Thornfield: then travel yourself to what clime you will, and form what new tie you like.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  In a swirl of flakes which scratched at their eyes like a maniac darkness, he unbuckled the harness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  In the cell next to him was a drunken wife-beater and in the one beyond a yelling maniac.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  The doctor most kindly took charge of me, and it was well he did so, for I had a fit in the station, and before we reached home I was practically a raving maniac.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
9  Yes, my dear Monsieur Pierre, I owe you a fine votive candle for saving me from that maniac.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
10  She traversed her chamber with the excitement of a furious maniac or of a tigress shut up in an iron cage.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 58 ESCAPE
11  An officer on a bounding horse made maniacal motions with his arms.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
12  And it was getting worse, really maniacal.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  All these young, maniacal, puny, merry incoherences lived in harmony together, and the result was an eccentric and agreeable being whom his comrades, who were prodigal of winged consonants, called Jolllly.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
14  And always in their swift and deadly rushes to and fro the men screamed and yelled like maniacs.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence:
1  You may take the maniac with you to England; confine her with due attendance and precautions at Thornfield.
2  The doctor's words pained me, but I deserved it, and it wasn't the first time I'd been called maniac depressive by a doctor.
3  He leapt into the car and drove like a maniac to the hospital.
4  Though Mr. Rochester had locked his mad wife in the attic, he could still hear her maniacal laughter echoing throughout the house.
5  He was almost maniacal in his pursuit of sporting records.