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  • I lived life at a frenetic pace until my doctor convinced me to slow down.
  • ...moved as frenetically as a New York City cab.
  • frenetic screams followed the accident
  • ...that had been the inspiration for countless frenetic variations.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love

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  • This leads into a frenetic dance in which the boys and girls release their emotions and get "cool."
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • ...a nighttime hush has fallen over the place. It is less frenetic than it was during the day, like the nurses and machines are all a little tired and have reverted to power-save mode.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The drums beat in a frenetic tattoo, and I don’t have to understand their strange language to know that it’s a breach alarm.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Maybe that’s why these were the best, most frenetic, rocking shows we’d ever played—tons of stage diving and people shouting along to the songs, even though nobody had heard any of our new stuff before.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Someone mentioned the usefulness of marijuana in alleviating glaucoma, and someone else mentioned it was helpful for those with MS, too, and then there was a frenetic exchange between three family members of MS patients, and Mae, feeling some darkness opening its wings within her, signed off.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • After I made our arguments in the noisy, frenetic courtroom, the judge granted our motion.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I sometimes miss those trips, and others I took regularly when I was younger and more actively involved in the more social aspects of the business, the three-day Bahama conference cruises and the large, frenetic conventions in unusual cities like New Orleans and Minneapolis.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • What if I don’t need to fill my days with frenetic activity?"
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Beyond their own voices they could hear, drifting down the drafty halls, a frenetic, muted tapping — the sleepless Number Two on her computer keyboard — and from somewhere above them the occasional creak of a floorboard.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Lately he stays up working frenetically on a model of Saint-Mato that he claims is for her, adding new houses every day, framing ramparts, mapping streets, so that she can learn the town the way she learned their neighborhood in Paris.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He moved frenetically, eyes darting and bloodshot, hands quick and nervous, gestures sudden and unplanned.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Dominating the scene by his height and force was Nathan: broad-shouldered, powerful-looking, crowned with a shock of hair swarthy as a Sioux’s, he resembled a more attenuated and frenetic John Garfield, with Garfield’s handsome, crookedly agreeable face—theoretically agreeable, I should say, for now the face was murky with passion and rage, was quite emphatically anything but agreeable, suffused as it was with such an obvious eagerness for violence.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • After a short spell of frenetic activity, with me standing like a dressmaker’s dummy and everyone else racing about fetching, carrying, criticizing, and tripping over each other, the final product was ready, complete to white asters and yellow roses pinned in my hair and a heart pounding madly away beneath the lacy bodice.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was curious that they all put up with it, his demented, frenetic tune, but no one said a word to him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Undaunted by the chilly weather, families had flooded the city on their frenetic rounds to visit relatives.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I’ll be frenetic, frantic,—raving mad!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • You can feel them in the air round about him, capering frenetically; with their invisible feet they set the pace, and the hair of the leader of the orchestra rises on end, and his eyeballs start from their sockets, as he toils to keep up with them.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Every fourth day or so Hungry Joe came crashing in like a man in torment, hoarse, wild, and frenetic, if he had been unlucky enough to finish his missions again and was flying the courier ship.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The other townsfolk—rubes, as Uncle Al called them—had already made their way through the menagerie tent and into the big top, which pulsed with frenetic music.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He wants to major in marine biology, something less frenetic and devouring than what his parents do.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He lays her on the bed and joins her amid frenetic shifting and removal of clothing, which, this book being set in Victorian times, is considerable.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Hall had booked us at the Garuda Hotel, a friendly, funky establishment in the heart of Thamel, Kathmandu’s frenetic tourist district, on a narrow avenue choked with cycle ricks has and street hustlers.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • My mother’s however, was fast and frenetic.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Their frenetic correspondence was almost two years old when Florentino Ariza, in a letter of only one paragraph, made a formal proposal of marriage to Fermina Daza.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There is no frenetic quality, but rather a slow, continually involving intertwining.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Everyone moved frenetically and chattered constantly, but seemed to accomplish little.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The workload in this congested, frenetic financial megalopolis would not permit it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But this effervescence was frenetic and likely to vanish in an instant; just a word or two of amiable feeling on my part, some suggestion that I found his companionship pleasant, could banish all such affairs for months.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Cecilia was not inclined to help—it was too hot, and whatever she did, the project would end in calamity, with Briony expecting too much, and no one, especially the cousins, able to measure up to her frenetic vision.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • First I had to prove myself in places where I was not part of the landscape, but after just a little over six months in that crowded, frenetic newsroom in New York, and a couple more in the dark, miserable twilight of Haiti, I was as close to home as I would perhaps ever be.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The hostility of the crowd, surreal and absurd when mingling with calliopes and the frenetic salesmanship of barkers, shimmered across the ring and Otto’s broad back like something electric, ignited, and deadly.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The apparition grasped his hand in return, pumping it frenetically.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Amanda clasped him to her breast frenetically.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The frenetic activity of the hospital slowed as evening settled in.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • I grew up in a frenetic household, both parents working jobs that demanded their attention 24/7.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Gray’s Anatomy became his Bible, and he drew at a frenetic pace, pages of his drawings littering our room.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Captain Moreo came scrambling across the deck, giving orders, and all around them the Storm Dancer burst into frenetic activity as King’s Landing slid into view atop its three high hills.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • In his younger years, the sweet chirp of a single tiny songbird in the yard would set him off on a frenetic barking jag as he raced from one window to the next, hopping up and down on his hind legs.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • To raise his eyes a mere three inches would be to give her what she wants; she would like to catch him sneaking a look, he can feel it, and he would do it, too, if it were not for a frenetic-butterfly manner that she radiates.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • He had a vision of the little car caught among them, pounded and smashed, until there was nothing left, nothing but the frenetic whine of klaxons and the blue lights flashing; and the bodies of the children, torn, like the murdered refugees on the road across the dunes.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • One final burst of frenetic gluing and sanding, and Marie-Laure’s father has completed the model of Saint-Malo.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The professor stood and took John’s proffered hand in both of his own, pumping it frenetically.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The motion is frenetic, almost aggressive.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • We had chosen the Highlands as a place to holiday before Frank took up his appointment as a history professor at Oxford, on the grounds that Scotland had been somewhat less touched by the physical horrors of war than the rest of Britain, and was less susceptible to the frenetic postwar gaiety that infected more popular vacation spots.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The watchers spiked again, now to seventy-five million, and climbed frenetically, half a million every few seconds.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Soon the road ahead was mirrored in solid ice, but the driver did not alter his frenetic speed.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
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