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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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


extremely enthusiastic — sometimes to a fault
  • When I took it up with Stella, and once in a while I did, or tried to, I seemed to sound like a fanatic, and maybe sounded to her as other people had to me, sounding off about their idea that they were trying to sell or to recruit you for.
    Chapter 26 (34% in)
  • I had heard from various men, and especially from Einhorn, about women's fanaticism in love, how for them all life was knotted around this one thing whereas men found several other vital places of attachment and therefore were more like to avoid monomania.
    Chapter 18 (37% in)

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