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  • I concealed this anxiety of mine as well as I could, and took frequent baths: I felt I was becoming addled inside, like an egg.†   (source)
  • Harry is as sane as you or I. That scar upon his forehead has not addled his brains.†   (source)
  • The men in the maze had given Constance quite a shock (an actual shock, delivered by way of wires that flicked like snakes' tongues from their watches, she'd said), and she remained somewhat addled.†   (source)
  • The trick with addled old folks was to be agreeable.†   (source)
  • Petrol fumes were addling her brain.†   (source)
  • I never moved the food synthesizer from the dining dome to my apartments, preferring instead to eat in the echoing silence under that cracked duotoo like some addled Eloi fattening himself up for the inevitable Morlock.†   (source)
  • Mae thought on that for a second, but her brain, addled with Riesling, was slow-moving, sticky.†   (source)
  • It seemed to my flu-addled brain that Peter was giving me the most ferocious frown I had ever seen.†   (source)
  • …that he had cashed the one she had asked him to cash and he was already fixing the problem and Mrs. Roethke said she wasn't going to be lied about by the likes of him and she had heard what soldiers did in Vietnam and he was probably so drug-addled that he couldn't take proper directions from anyone and how was someone like that to be trusted in a bank and it wasn't a bank's business to take up hard-luck cases like him, at least, not a bank that she would care to put her money into.†   (source)
  • Sadie says my brain was just addled.†   (source)
  • "Before we discuss the possibility that you've addled your wits with that crack to the head, tell me, how is the road to Tinue?"†   (source)
  • They were quick to tell their admirers that the real heroes were the thousands of desperate, addled, courageous souls who had graced and enriched their lives.†   (source)
  • Who judges what will get men off yet not be too degrading to all the women outside the cum-room, the nurses and doctors and hopeful, hormone-addled wives?†   (source)
  • In the heat-addled air, Paul couldn't be sure.†   (source)
  • Cows grazed, stinking of sweet dung and addled by summer blackflies.†   (source)
  • But she's too addled now to keep up.†   (source)
  • Although her relations with Atticus and Jem had reached their lowest ebb ("You're downright addled these days, Jean Louise," her father had said.†   (source)
  • The moon has addled your brain.†   (source)
  • I know she can't be alive, but I don't know if I'm seeing her now because I'm delirious from the blood loss or if the death serum has addled my thoughts or if she is here in some other way.†   (source)
  • Anyway, I'm not really addled.†   (source)
  • My head must be addled from the wound.†   (source)
  • The sight of a man so addled as to try and get away on a hobbled mule was too much for Deets.†   (source)
  • Escalante's mother didn't approve of the drug-addled soldier, but the young lady was smitten and eloped.†   (source)
  • I was greedy for it, desperate for whatever words he had left to give me, even if they were delivered through a drug-addled haze.†   (source)
  • He was addled now, confused a lot.†   (source)
  • "All that cement ["see-ment," he says] addles the brain."†   (source)
  • He was ridiculed as old, addled, and toothless.†   (source)
  • And even his grog-addled brain must have calculated that to keep them standing in the cold would only enrage them all more and add to the fury in the punishment they finally meted out to him.†   (source)
  • Too much heat addles the brain.†   (source)
  • It was his addled understanding of the rules of warfare that the marksman should be given a second chance.†   (source)
  • But then he and Nancy and Charlie helped Sharon move, from the rectory to a small apartment that belonged to a rather addled lady, where Sharon occupied a tiny alcove.†   (source)
  • He was gittin' age on him, and when he liquored up would ofttimes git addled in the head and wander off.†   (source)
  • Pepe tolerated their addled gait and followed slowly behind, crooking the gun in his arms.†   (source)
  • Had the battle, the bruisings, the flaming addled her brain?†   (source)
  • "To speak plainly," said Nikabrik, "your wallet's empty, your eggs addled, your fish uncaught, your promises broken.†   (source)
  • No drunken, saddened, addled, enraged citizens of Richmond so much as attacks Lincoln with their fists.†   (source)
  • The words I'd spoken seemed to sink slowly into her addled brain.†   (source)
  • I was shook up from the collision, and he was pretty addled.†   (source)
  • There are moments in your life when you imagine things happening in slow motion, when your movie-addled mind won't let you experience things the way they're actually going down, but instead replaces it with fictional special effects.†   (source)
  • The truth was, he was harebrained but clever—made into such a reliable turnip by the medical experiments which had addled his thought processes.†   (source)
  • I thought too much driving had distorted my vision or addled my judgment, for the dark earth below seemed to move and pulse and breathe.†   (source)
  • But its gleam was addled.†   (source)
  • I do hope they're not addled!'†   (source)
  • Dodge picked up his pace when they passed Heart Palace--now fallen into disrepair and occupied by stimulant--addled squatters-on their way to the Five Spires of Redd construction site.   (source)
    addled = not thinking clearly
  • The old cracking sound, the tearing of flesh, and then they were fish no more, but twelve rams, fat and addled.   (source)
    addled = confused
  • Because, you know, when you get scared that way, and it keeps running on, and getting worse and worse all the time, and your wits gets to addling,...   (source)
    addling = confusing
  • It's addled his brains, but he could still be dangerous.†   (source)
  • 'He's completely addled, you know — still thinks he's a teapot.†   (source)
  • My mind is addled by Diet Coke and my own body odor.†   (source)
  • Who knew what was going through its drug-addled mind right now?†   (source)
  • At about this time, Karr noticed that New York's population of addled street dwellers was exploding.†   (source)
  • I couldn't bear the thought of Denna thinking I was brain-addled.†   (source)
  • His eyes moved sluggishly, as if he had been addled by a blow to the head.†   (source)
  • I had an addled thought about Paul Revere and the whole One if by land, two if by sea thing.†   (source)
  • " "She must have been addled," July said.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, late at night, when fatigue addled my thoughts, I blamed myself for her condition.†   (source)
  • He felt like the lethargy of the addled sea creatures was starting to affect him.†   (source)
  • You would have to be addled to carry it out.†   (source)
  • "She had a hard trip, but she wasn't addled," she said.†   (source)
  • Or was he tormented by jealousy, was he addled by love, was it revenge, did he just want Jimmy to put him out of his misery?†   (source)
  • From this vantage point I am not altogether sure; but if only the latter, perhaps I have been well repaid, as in the whole affair, I may have been engaged on a wild goose chase, or a fruitless pursuit of shadows, and have come near to addling my own wits, in my assiduous attempts to unpick those of another.†   (source)
  • How could he exist in this clean, dry, monotonous, ordinary room, gobbling caramel soycorn and zucchini cheese puffs and addling his brain on spirituous liquors and brooding on the total fiasco that was his personal life, while the entire human race was kakking out?†   (source)
  • But there was no persuading tallness out of heat-addled air and that horizon—no bloom or gently shaken thing to mark the passage of a breeze …. only dunes and that distant cliff beneath a sky of burnished silver-blue.†   (source)
  • With his pants undone he had fallen in and, to his partner's horror, had thrashed once or twice before disappearing altogether beneath the surface of the moon-addled sea.†   (source)
  • …raising his voice a little more, his grey eyes glittering malevolently in Harry and Ron's direction, 'if it's a question of influence with the Ministry, I don't think they've got much chance… from what my father says, they've been looking for an excuse to sack Arthur Weasley for years… and as for Potter… my father says it's a matter of time before the Ministry has him carted off to St Mungo's… apparently they've got a special ward for people whose brains have been addled by magic.†   (source)
  • Other reporters thought he was addled.†   (source)
  • My mind is not addled.†   (source)
  • Their minds seemed addled.†   (source)
  • She thinks I'm just an addled old man.†   (source)
  • Deo later told me that exhaustion from our flights had left him so addled that he was having hallucinations, imagining that he recognized terrifying faces in the airport crowd, faces of killers.†   (source)
  • You may occasionally behave like a moon-addled fool, such as letting these blasted Urgals escape, but you are no more of an idiot than I was at your age.†   (source)
  • The night air has addled me.†   (source)
  • He confessed with wrenching guilt to a certain willful blindness: coming home night after night to St. Albans from his office he would try to ignore her slurred speech after the single cocktail, usually a Manhattan, which he served both of them, attributing her addled tongue and unsteady gait to a simple intolerance of alcohol.†   (source)
  • Come to tell you we got the eggs away from black broody hen and sure enough, they's addled," said Delilah.†   (source)
  • Hickey's addled the little brains he's got.†   (source)
  • All I knew personally was a fine old gentleman who was a mite addled.†   (source)
  • It addles women's brains.†   (source)
  • He wished them no particular harm—concentrating his indignation upon the leaders who had seduced their addled pates—but he knew that they would have to be allowed their fight He hoped that it would be a victorious one so far as his own troops were concerned.†   (source)
  • "It looks," said Rieux to Grand on the morning when the official notices were posted, "as if this business of the rats had addled his brain, as it has done for so many other people.†   (source)
  • Thank God, my brain is not addled yet, though my feelings have grown numb.†   (source)
  • When the car turned up the hill toward Tarmes, he sat up suddenly, prompted by the tilt of the vehicle and delivered a peroration: "A charming representative of the—" he stumbled momentarily, "—a firm of—bring me Brains addled a l'Anglaise."†   (source)
  • I haven't a bit o' patience with you—sitting on an addled egg for ever, as if there was never a fresh un in the world.†   (source)
  • She was romantic, she was sentimental, she had a passion for little secrets and mysteries—a very innocent passion, for her secrets had hitherto always been as unpractical as addled eggs.†   (source)
  • The poor soul was poring hard over a tattered book, with the traces of recent tears still upon his face; vainly endeavouring to master some task which a child of nine years old, possessed of ordinary powers, could have conquered with ease, but which, to the addled brain of the crushed boy of nineteen, was a sealed and hopeless mystery.†   (source)
  • How the Circumlocution Office, in course of time, took up the business as if it were a bran new thing of yesterday, which had never been heard of before; muddled the business, addled the business, tossed the business in a wet blanket.†   (source)
  • He was touched in the cavity where his heart should have been — in that nest of addled eggs, where the birds of heaven would have lived if they had not been whistled away — by the fervour of this reproach.†   (source)
  • He felt dreary as an empty house; and tender memories mingling with the sad thoughts in his brain, addled by the fumes of the feast, he felt inclined for a moment to take a turn towards the church.†   (source)
  • To my thinking that drunken commissariat clerk is a great deal cleverer, anyway one can see that he has addled his brains with drink, but you know, these foreigners are always so well behaved and serious….†   (source)
  • With the algebraists, however, who are Pagans themselves, the 'Pagan fables' are believed, and the inferences are made, not so much through lapse of memory, as through an unaccountable addling of the brains.†   (source)
  • 'To tell you the truth,' returned Mr Meagles, 'it's because I have an addled jumble of a notion on that subject that you found me waiting here.†   (source)
  • They sat him down, addled, among themselves, and took charge of the double-handled cup.†   (source)
  • Still a bit addled, I actually replied "Nine stone," before thinking to ask "Why?"†   (source)
  • Bit addled now.†   (source)
  • Then he starts all confused mucking it up about mortgagor under the act like the lord chancellor giving it out on the bench and for the benefit of the wife and that a trust is created but on the other hand that Dignam owed Bridgeman the money and if now the wife or the widow contested the mortgagee's right till he near had the head of me addled with his mortgagor under the act.†   (source)
  • "I know nothing about that," said Sancho; "all I know is it will be my bad luck that through not finding this head my county will melt away like salt in water;"—for Sancho awake was worse than his master asleep, so much had his master's promises addled his wits.†   (source)
  • …that all you tell me about chivalry, and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving islands, and bestowing other rewards and dignities after the custom of knights-errant, must be all made up of wind and lies, and all pigments or figments, or whatever we may call them; for what would anyone think that heard your worship calling a barber's basin Mambrino's helmet without ever seeing the mistake all this time, but that one who says and maintains such things must have his brains addled?†   (source)
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  • It's the North, the Northern Lights — they addle men's brains.†   (source)
  • Why are you standing there like an addle-pated nitwit?†   (source)
  • You took the addle-brain's route.†   (source)
  • I dim the eyes and addle the brain.†   (source)
  • They intentionally mispronounce the stately diplomat's name, calling him "Addle-Eye."†   (source)
  • Aunt Addle from a religious school in Huntsville, Alabama.†   (source)
  • "Why, Addle," pa says, "him and Darl went to make one more load.†   (source)
  • You'll addle your brains if you don't watch out.†   (source)
  • Then she flings herself across Addle Bundren's knees, clutching her, shaking her with the furious strength of the young before sprawling suddenly across the handful of rotten bones that Addie Bundren left, jarring the whole bed into a chattering sibilance of mattress shucks, her arms outflung and the fan in one hand still beating with expiring breath into the quilt.†   (source)
  • Aunt Addle had a habit of kicking doors; she always paused before a partly opened door and kicked it open; if the door swung in, she flung it back with her foot; or, if the door was shut, she opened it with her hand for an inch or two, then opened it the rest of the way with her foot; she acted as though she wanted to get a glimpse into the room beyond before she entered it, perhaps to see if it contained anything dreadful or unholy.†   (source)
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  • You'll addle your brain, that's what you'll do, Philip.'†   (source)
  • No doubt he feared that threats of the guillotine, and various other persuasive methods of that type, might addle the old man's brains, and that he would be more likely to be useful through greed of gain, than through terror of death.†   (source)
  • It was a feathered riddle; a mystery hatched out of an egg, and just as mysterious as if the egg had been addle!†   (source)
  • "You know he has nothing to recommend him but money and a ridiculous roll of addle-headed predecessors; now, don't you?"†   (source)
  • But there's Mills, now, sits i' the chimney-corner and reads the paper pretty nigh from morning to night, and when he's got to th' end on't he's more addle-headed than he was at the beginning.†   (source)
  • Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat; and yet thy head hath been beaten as addle as an egg for quarrelling.†   (source)
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