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pyromania


The Fire Department suspects a pyromaniac is starting the fires.
  a mental illness causing an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
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  • The Fire Department suspects a pyromaniac is starting the fires.
  • Pyromania is a rare disorder.
  • They thought I was a pyromaniac and a liar, and the fact that I myself never seemed to get burned was as good as proof.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • This was not a weird pyromaniac thing.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family

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  • It really should have also had a piece of flint, but when I tried to buy one at the hardware store they wouldn’t sell it to me, either because I was too young or because they thought I was a pyromaniac.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • I thought they were Rusty pyromaniacs risen from the grave!
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Paranoids, schizoids, cycloids, semicatatonics, men who claimed to have gone to heaven in flying saucers, women who had burned their children’s sex organs off with Bic lighters, alcoholics, pyromaniacs, kleptomaniacs, manic-depressives, suicidals.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • A couple of pyromaniacs.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pyromania [8]
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