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hysteria
used in In Cold Blood

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a state of violent mental agitation — especially uncontrollable fear
  • But then, in the earliest hours of that morning in November, a Sunday morning, certain foreign sounds impinged on the normal nightly Holcomb noises-on the keening hysteria of coyotes, the dry scrape of scuttling tumbleweed, the racing, receding wail of locomotive whistles.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (3% in)

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