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mania
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
mania surrounding the big event
Definition
extremely strong enthusiasm —  often widely shared for something in particular
  • He came home with a mania for running.
    p. 16.3
mania = extreme enthusiasm
  • In search of something to occupy their hungry mouths, the captives were seized by a mania for smoking.
    p. 207.1
mania = extreme enthusiasm
There are no more uses of "mania" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —1 use as in:
the mania of manic depression
Definition
a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
  • As December progressed, the Bird's mania deepened.
    p. 264.8
mania = mood disorder characterized by excitement
There are no more uses of "mania" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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