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The Idiot
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  • Stupid @ bosh it was—written in delirium.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why, she always acts as though she were in a delirium now-a-days!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And, for a few warm, hasty words spoken in Moscow, Parfen had called him "brother," while he—but no, this was delirium!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not from any one! I want nothing! I was delirious, do not dare to triumph! I curse every one of you, once for all!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was in a high fever when I got to Pskoff, and by nightfall I was lying delirious in the streets somewhere or other!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A knife made to a special pattern, and six people killed in a kind of delirium.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Marie lay in a state of uncomfortable delirium the whole while; she coughed dreadfully.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why do you hold your hand back from me? I tell you again, I consider all that has passed a delirium, an insane dream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, you were raving, you were in a fever; you are still half delirious.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was much more of this delirious wandering in the letters—one of them was very long.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That he always HAD felt this he was ready to swear, although he was half delirious at the moment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As for your wish to go with Rogojin, that was simply the idea of a delirious and suffering brain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I did not for a moment suspect that I was delirious and that this Rogojin was but the result of fever and excitement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I wish to verify the working of the natural logic of my ideas tomorrow during the reading—whether I am capable of detecting logical errors, and whether all that I have meditated over during the last six months be true, or nothing but delirium.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Besides, I had felt ill since the morning; and by evening I was so weak that I took to my bed, and was in high fever at intervals, and even delirious.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are delirious.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On this particular night, while in semi-delirium, he had an idea: what if on the morrow he were to have a fit before everybody?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I thought of all this by snatches probably between my attacks of delirium—for an hour and a half or so before Colia's departure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not in the least surprising that Rogojin should be, at this time, in a more or less delirious condition; for not to speak of the excitements of the day, he had spent the night before in the train, and had not slept more than a wink for forty-eight hours.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I have detained you… I wanted to tell you everything… I thought you all… for the last time… it was a whim…" He evidently had sudden fits of returning animation, when he awoke from his semi-delirium; then, recovering full self-possession for a few moments, he would speak, in disconnected phrases which had perhaps haunted him for a long while on his bed of suffering, during weary, sleepless nights.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He's either mad or delirious," murmured Rogojin.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are delirious—" Oh, what shall we do with him she cried in anguish, as she made him sit down again in the arm-chair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Two minutes more, if you please, dear Ivan Fedorovitch," said Lizabetha Prokofievna to her husband; "it seems to me that he is in a fever and delirious; you can see by his eyes what a state he is in; it is impossible to let him go back to Petersburg tonight.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: delirius with joy
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