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  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Even then her life continued at its frenetic pace.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Amanda clasped him to her breast frenetically.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My mother's however, was fast and frenetic.†   (source)
  • Gray's Anatomy became his Bible, and he drew at a frenetic pace, pages of his drawings littering our room.†   (source)
  • He wants to major in marine biology, something less frenetic and devouring than what his parents do.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Everyone moved frenetically and chattered constantly, but seemed to accomplish little.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The frenetic activity of the hospital slowed as evening settled in.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The apparition grasped his hand in return, pumping it frenetically.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The lampooning becomes faster, more frenetic.†   (source)
  • The workload in this congested, frenetic financial megalopolis would not permit it.†   (source)
  • I grew up in a frenetic household, both parents working jobs that demanded their attention 24/7.†   (source)
  • There is no frenetic quality, but rather a slow, continually involving intertwining.†   (source)
  • [This leads into a frenetic dance in which the boys and girls release their emotions and get "cool.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • ...moved as frenetically as a New York City cab.
  • frenetic screams followed the accident
  • But it seemed right, it seemed true to Kerry, who was always overflowing with frenetic energy.†   (source)
  • Soon the road ahead was mirrored in solid ice, but the driver did not alter his frenetic speed.†   (source)
  • The motion is frenetic, almost aggressive.†   (source)
  • The professor stood and took John's proffered hand in both of his own, pumping it frenetically.†   (source)
  • Let's look at the pattern that's set up: child wants to supplantfather in his mother's affections, child desperately wants mother's approval and love, child engages in highly secretive behavior involving frenetic, rhythmic activity that culminates in transporting loss of consciousness.†   (source)
  • The watchers spiked again, now to seventy-five million, and climbed frenetically, half a million every few seconds.†   (source)
  • One final burst of frenetic gluing and sanding, and Marie-Laure's father has completed the model of Saint-Malo.†   (source)
  • Most mornings, Madame is baking before anyone is awake; at midmorning she goes out into the city, cigarette in her mouth, to bring cakes or pots of stew to the sick or the stranded, and upstairs Marie-Laure's father works on the model, sanding, nailing, cutting, measuring, each day working more frenetically than the last, as if against some deadline known only to him.†   (source)
  • It was curious that they all put up with it, his demented, frenetic tune, but no one said a word to him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • While she was still very young, a strong, able man whose face she never saw took her by surprise, threw her down on the jetty, ripped her clothes off, and made instantaneous and frenetic love to her.†   (source)
  • However, in the midst of so many tender memories, he could not elude his recollection of a helpless little bird whose name he never knew and with whom he spent no more than half a frenetic night, but that had been enough to ruin the innocent rowdiness of Carnival for him for the rest of his life.†   (source)
  • He moved frenetically, eyes darting and bloodshot, hands quick and nervous, gestures sudden and unplanned.†   (source)
  • Nathan had always been high-strung, vivacious, talkative, agitated; since throughout the first five months they were together (and they were together constantly) she rarely saw him in the act of taking "the stuff," she made only the most belated connection between drugs and what she simply thought was his somewhat frenetic but ordinary behavior.†   (source)
  • I'll be frenetic, frantic,—raving mad!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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