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used in Lord of the Flies

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acting crazy


suffering from cognitive dementia (mental deterioration)
  • Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society.
    p. 152.1
demented = insane
  • One piglet, with a demented shriek, rushed into the sea trailing Roger's spear behind it.
    p. 134.5
demented = insane (in this case, sounding insane from distress)
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