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hysteria
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • "I’m inclined to believe that that’s a rumor created by public hysteria," said Dr. Ferris dryly.
  • The train was loaded to capacity, and the shrill notes of hysteria in the confusion of voices were the pleas for space in vestibules and aisles.
  • A woman shrieked suddenly, with the demanding petulance of hysteria, "What are we going to do?"
  • It was an irregular beat, with sudden screeches and short, sharp cracks, a sound like the broken laughter of hysteria, with the fitful jerking of the car to match it.
  • There was a sound of submerged hysteria in the whispers.
  • Dr. Ferris was asking impatiently, with the crackling energy of a man who feels at home in a world of hysteria.

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  • We need to get past the hysteria and decide what to do.
  • They try to portray my rightful concern as hysteria.

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