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mania
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Candide
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  • This Eighteenth Century snuff-taking and malicious, is like Voltaire, who nevertheless must know, if he happens to think of it, that not yet in the Twentieth Century, not for all its speed mania, has any one come near to equalling the speed of a prose tale by Voltaire.

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as in: mania surrounding the big event Define
excessive and widely shared enthusiasm for something
as in: the mania of manic depression Define
a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
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