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mania
used in Dracula

5 uses
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Definition
extremely strong enthusiasm —  often widely shared for something in particular
  • His manias make a startling combination.
    Chapter 8 (97% in)
manias = extremely strong enthusiasms for particular things
  • It almost seems as though the captain had been seized with some kind of mania before he had got well into blue water, and that this had developed persistently throughout the voyage.
    Chapter 7 (50% in)
  • mania = enthusiasm (for something) that is so strong it is like a mental disorder
  • The attendant thinks it is some sudden form of religious mania which has seized him.
    Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • mania = enthusiasm so strong it is like a mental disorder
  • If so, we must look out for squalls, for a strong man with homicidal and religious mania at once might be dangerous.
    Chapter 8 (82% in)
  • mania = enthusiasm so strong it is like a mental disorder
  • It looks like religious mania, and he will soon think that he himself is God.
    Chapter 8 (83% in)
mania = enthusiasm so strong it is like a mental disorder
There are no more uses of "mania" in Dracula.

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