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a deranged mind
  mentally imbalanced — often temporarily due to anger
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  • a deranged mind
  • She was deranged at the time of the shooting.
  • Now, I pass to sick and deranged impressions; they are so strong, that I rely upon them; but there are spaces between them that I know nothing about, and they are not pervaded by any idea of time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • "This man is deranged," I said to myself, very much frightened.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes

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  • ...deranged the symmetry of the table,
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • The old kitchen floor never seems stained or spotted; the tables, the chairs, and the various cooking utensils, never seem deranged or disordered;
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • In some deranged way, Alex, I think I understand you.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • If I didn’t get a date, he’d stand off on one side with me all night long, firing questions like some deranged prosecutor.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • His mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged expression in her eyes.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • I can hear myself-I’m mumbling like a deranged drunk.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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  • Within a year there were fires on the ridges and deranged chanting.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Finally I let it out: I throw my head back and laugh hysterically, cackling and snorting and not even caring if I look deranged.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I think he’ll always be there just enough to be screaming on the inside, deranged and suffering every shuck second of it.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The sound of pursuit still rang out from behind, but it had lessened, as if even their deranged pursuers understood it was crazy to head into a forest fire.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Less deranged.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Its outsized jaws were its main feature, a bulging enclosure of teeth as tall and sharp as little steak knives that the flesh of its mouth was hopeless to contain, so that its lips were perpetually drawn back in a deranged smile.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • One of the new arrivals from the FCI was Morena, a Spanish woman who looked like a deranged Mayan princess.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • That they were giving an award named after a beloved prime minister who had been tragically murdered by a deranged man to someone who represented people on death row revealed a lot about their values.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A bristling fox is better than a deranged, half-shod idiot.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Graham and a few of the Arcadians stood over her, a deranged gleam in their eyes.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Go play lab rat for these deranged scientists, Cinder.’
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I suppose it took a moment for him to process why he was being fawned over by a grungy, half-deranged boy with acne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • A mob of men and women, all screaming and shouting, ran about wildly, crossing each other’s paths, and intercepting each other as if deranged.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Then he rose and stumbled to his truck, coughing, retching, and yelling in terror like a man suddenly deranged.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • So Wilson was reduced to a man "deranged by grief" in order that the case might remain in its simplist form.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • I’m not deranged.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Maybe it’s just the deranged cackling of a very unstable girl, but I don’t care, because it feels good and I don’t think I could control it now if I tried.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I am semi-deranged.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • One of them took apart a radio and dropped the pieces into a stream, ate a butterfly, and cut the throat of a cat, because she was deranged.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I hated Coach and his deranged assignments.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • She looked at him as if he were deranged.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • I let out the breath I had been holding in expectation of a deranged attack.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was desperate and deranged and even intermittently enjoyable.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I looked around, trying to get my bearings, deranged from the crack on the head, with no sense of time or even if it was day or night.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Sensational headlines announced the handiwork of a sadistic, deranged, completely new kind of killer.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The Amity must be deranged if this is how they really think.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • One is being practically dragged out by a second, and the third wanders in loopy circles, as if deranged.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • You are mentally deranged.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Quite a few were deranged.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Now that he’s deranged.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • "Such a delay would not have deranged my plans in the least," said Mr. Fogg.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • In short, that she had become suddenly deranged?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The kids flying by on bicycles steer clear of this barefoot old woman in her plastic babushka, but I can tell you she is not deranged.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Either Guitar’s disappointment with the gold that was not there was so deep it had deranged him, or his "work" had done it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Black is deranged, Molly, and he wants Harry dead.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • It must not be supposed that his reason was deranged.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He had dealt with burglars, drug dealers, rapists, and one deranged bomber.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I cannot say why I felt so wildly wretched: it must have been temporary derangement; for there is scarcely cause.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • But it was not long before we began to hear of an outfit called al Qaeda in Iraq, a malicious terrorist group trying to cause mayhem at every conceivable opportunity, led by the deranged Jordanian killer Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (now deceased).
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • When she was growing up, some of her friends had extolled the joys of camping, but she’d thought they were deranged.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
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