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hysteria
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a state of violent mental agitation — especially uncontrollable fear
  • "I'm inclined to believe that that's a rumor created by public hysteria," said Dr. Ferris dryly.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (10% in)
  • The train was loaded to capacity, and the shrill notes of hysteria in the confusion of voices were the pleas for space in vestibules and aisles.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (68% in)
  • It was an irregular beat, with sudden screeches and short, sharp cracks, a sound like the broken laughter of hysteria, with the fitful jerking of the car to match it.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (44% in)
  • A woman shrieked suddenly, with the demanding petulance of hysteria, "What are we going to do?"
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (54% in)
  • There was a sound of submerged hysteria in the whispers.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (19% in)
  • Dr. Ferris was asking impatiently, with the crackling energy of a man who feels at home in a world of hysteria.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (40% in)

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