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hysteria
used in Lord of the Flies

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Definition
a state of violent mental agitation — especially uncontrollable fear
  • He went on scrambling and the laughter rose to a gale of hysteria.
    p. 72.3
  • They worked therefore with great energy and cheerfulness, though as time crept by there was a suggestion of panic in the energy and hysteria in the cheerfulness.
    p. 130.5
  • He began to pound the mouth below him, using his clenched fist as a hammer; he hit with more and more passionate hysteria as the face became slippery.
    p. 167.4

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