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Definition fast, energetic — often with confusion
  • I lived life at a frenetic pace until my doctor convinced me to slow down.
frenetic = fast, energetic
  • ...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
  • frenetic = fast, energetic
  • 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
  • frenetic = fast, energetic — often with confusion
  • ...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
  • frenetic = frenzied (with lots of excited activity)
  • 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
  • After I made our arguments in the noisy, frenetic courtroom, the judge granted our motion.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The frenetic activity of the hospital slowed as evening settled in.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • 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
  • He wants to major in marine biology, something less frenetic and devouring than what his parents do.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • My mother's however, was fast and frenetic.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The workload in this congested, frenetic financial megalopolis would not permit it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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
  • There is no frenetic quality, but rather a slow, continually involving intertwining.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • What if I don't need to fill my days with frenetic activity?"
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amanda clasped him to her breast frenetically.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He moved frenetically, eyes darting and bloodshot, hands quick and nervous, gestures sudden and unplanned.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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