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fanatic
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a person motivated by extreme enthusiasm (as for a cause) — sometimes to a fault

or:

extremely enthusiastic — sometimes to a fault
  • "I call that the fanaticism of sympathy," said Will, impetuously.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (94% in)
  • Opening her own letter Dorothea saw that it was a lively continuation of his remonstrance with her fanatical sympathy and her want of sturdy neutral delight in things as they were—an outpouring of his young vivacity which it was impossible to read just now.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (69% in)
  • The men of Frick were not ill-fed, and were less given to fanaticism than to a strong muscular suspicion; less inclined to believe that they were peculiarly cared for by heaven, than to regard heaven itself as rather disposed to take them in—a disposition observable in the weather.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (19% in)

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