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delirium
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Jane Eyre
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  • Miss Temple was not to be seen: I knew afterwards that she had been called to a delirious patient in the fever-room.
  • Sense would resist delirium: judgment would warn passion.

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  • She continued either delirious or lethargic; and the doctor forbade everything which could painfully excite her.
  • I think I rave in a kind of exquisite delirium.
  • I was weeping wildly as I walked along my solitary way: fast, fast I went like one delirious.
  • Doing nothing, expecting nothing; merging night in day; feeling but the sensation of cold when I let the fire go out, of hunger when I forgot to eat: and then a ceaseless sorrow, and, at times, a very delirium of desire to behold my Jane again.
  • In a state between sleeping and waking, you noticed her entrance and her actions; but feverish, almost delirious as you were, you ascribed to her a goblin appearance different from her own: the long dishevelled hair, the swelled black face, the exaggerated stature, were figments of imagination; results of nightmare: the spiteful tearing of the veil was real: and it is like her.
  • — To have surrendered to temptation; listened to passion; made no painful effort — no struggle; — but to have sunk down in the silken snare; fallen asleep on the flowers covering it; wakened in a southern clime, amongst the luxuries of a pleasure villa: to have been now living in France, Mr. Rochester’s mistress; delirious with his love half my time — for he would — oh, yes, he would have loved me well for a while.
  • "Now," said he, "that little space was given to delirium and delusion.

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as in: fever induced delirium Define
a usually brief state of mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
as in: delirious with joy Define
a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
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