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used in The Grapes of Wrath

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a state of violent mental agitation — especially uncontrollable fear
  • Now the high voice broke into hysteria, the gabbling screams of a hyena, the thudding became louder.
    Chapter 18 (38% in)
  • She seemed to fight with hysteria.
    Chapter 18 (84% in)
  • And a chuckling hysteria began in her throat, a whining laugh that grew louder and higher with each breath.
    Chapter 20 (61% in)
  • A crowd had collected around the woman with the broken hand, and her hysteria increased, a screaming quality came into her laughter.
    Chapter 20 (62% in)
  • Her face was growing red with hysteria.
    Chapter 26 (79% in)

There are no more uses of "hysteria" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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