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Definition one who suffers from a psychosis (any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted)
  • a psychotic killer
  • She is borderline psychotic.
  • And what if he became as psychotic as Ben?
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • psychotic = like someone who has lost contact with reality
  • He seems psychotic to me.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Thomas couldn't imagine going out that way, but based on Ben's last moments, psychotically thrashing and spitting and screaming, he no longer doubted the importance of the Glade rule that no one should enter the Maze except Runners, and then only during the day.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Everyone wants to offer me pillows: We are all laboring under a mass psychosis that my rape and miscarriage have left me forever achy and delicate.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I showed Peter all the evidence that I had assembled, enough to prove in the eyes of the public that he was a psychotic killer.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • They whipped up such a psychotic fever that Tereza had been afraid that the crazed mob would do harm to Karenin.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Whatever else he was—sociopathic, psychotic, homicidal—he was also a child.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • That's insane, and the most disturbing thing is, you don't even recognize that your explanation only makes you sound psychotic!
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • It appears to be a way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • All had been examined prior to their trials, and found to be "without psychosis" and "sane."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But the bull appeared psychotic with rage, an animal out of control, and the bucking continued, fierce and unrelenting.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Would someone in this room please tell me the exact hour when all my roommates had complete psychotic breaks with reality?
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • We were scared—two hundred prisoners alone with one guard having a psychotic break.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "Because," Simon said, "you're obviously psychotic."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • When I said us I meant the non-psychotic Oranges.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • She might well be in the cold and sweatless meathooks of a psychosis.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Well, we were chained in a dungeon in Germany, my mother was a power-hungry, psychotic refrigerator, and my best friend and half my flock were MIA.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Then he can get out of control and go into some, I don't know, area of psychosis where no one can reach him.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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