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hysteria
used in The Bourne Identity

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Definition
a state of violent mental agitation — especially uncontrollable fear
  • The darkness, the violent movement, the lungs barely getting air; these were the instruments of hysteria.
    Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • There were psychological studies of emotional stress that produced stagnate hysteria and mental aphasia, conditions which also resulted in partial or total loss of memory.
    Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • The physical wounds tell us that the situation in which you found yourself was packed with psychological stress, the subsequent hysteria brought on by at least nine hours in the water, which served to solidify the psychological damage.
    Chapter 2 (10% in)
  • Everything that preceded it-the hysteria-had to be erased so you could cope, survive.
    Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • The psychological stress, the hysteria.
    Chapter 2 (24% in)
  • At least one or two nights on the water, if Lamouche keeps to schedule-that's the hostile environment which contributed to your hysteria-and exposure to resentment and suspicion from men around you-symbolic of the initial stress situation.
    Chapter 2 (48% in)
  • The collision was abrupt, casual, but the eyes that stared at him were not casual; they seemed to burst out of their sockets, widening in disbelief, on the edge of hysteria.
    Chapter 3 (94% in)
  • A man on the edge of hysteria, disbelief in his eyes; a would-be killer who had raced out of Le Bouc de Mer into the shadows of the rue Sarrasin less than twenty-four hours ago.
    Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • He yanked the girl along the cement floor; she tried to pull away, kicking again, twisting her body again from one side to the other; she was over the edge of hysteria He had no choice; he gripped her elbow, his thumb on the inner flesh, and pressed as hard as he could.
    Chapter 5 (84% in)
  • The minutes passed, hysteria ran its course and the outlines of reality came back into focus.
    Chapter 18 (72% in)
  • Fury was suddenly joined by hatred, not shock, not hysteria, but deep, uncompromising abhorrence.
    Chapter 25 (16% in)
  • The salesclerk was transfixed, his panic suspended in silent hysteria.
    Chapter 27 (59% in)
  • Hysteria swept through the crowds.
    Chapter 30 (57% in)

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