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  • I was in a high fever when I got to Pskoff, and by nightfall I was lying delirious in the streets somewhere or other!
  • Marie lay in a state of uncomfortable delirium the whole while; she coughed dreadfully.

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  • Oh, you were raving, you were in a fever; you are still half delirious.
  • As for your wish to go with Rogojin, that was simply the idea of a delirious and suffering brain.
  • You are delirious.
  • Why, she always acts as though she were in a delirium now-a-days!
  • A knife made to a special pattern, and six people killed in a kind of delirium.
  • 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.
  • And, for a few warm, hasty words spoken in Moscow, Parfen had called him "brother," while he—but no, this was delirium!
  • I was delirious, do not dare to triumph!

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  • "He’s either mad or delirious," murmured Rogojin.
  • 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.
  • I did not for a moment suspect that I was delirious and that this Rogojin was but the result of fever and excitement.
  • I tell you again, I consider all that has passed a delirium, an insane dream.
  • 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.
  • You are delirious
  • 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.
  • There was much more of this delirious wandering in the letters—one of them was very long.
  • That he always HAD felt this he was ready to swear, although he was half delirious at the moment.
  • Stupid @ bosh it was—written in delirium.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • "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.

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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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