half-crazed


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Adj.1.half-crazed - driven insane
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
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The earliest riser, coming forth in the dim twilight, would perceive a vaguely-defined figure aloft on the place of shame; and half-crazed betwixt alarm and curiosity, would go knocking from door to door, summoning all the people to behold the ghost -- as he needs must think it -- of some defunct transgressor.
All that day and night the family was half-crazed with fear that Ona and the boy had lost their places; and in the morning they set out earlier than ever, after the little fellow had been beaten with a stick by Jurgis.
It was to this part of the cap that the bells were attached; which circumstance, as well as the shape of his head-dress, and his own half-crazed, half-cunning expression of countenance, sufficiently pointed him out as belonging to the race of domestic clowns or jesters, maintained in the houses of the wealthy, to help away the tedium of those lingering hours which they were obliged to spend within doors.
The poor mulatto woman, whose simple faith had been well-nigh crushed and overwhelmed, by the avalanche of cruelty and wrong which had fallen upon her, felt her soul raised up by the hymns and passages of Holy Writ, which this lowly missionary breathed into her ear in intervals, as they were going to and returning from work; and even the half-crazed and wandering mind of Cassy was soothed and calmed by his simple and unobtrusive influences.
Half-crazed with fear, Cadence takes flight, but instead of finding sanctuary, she runs headlong into one of the worst snowstorms to blast northern Wisconsin in years.
Everything he knows about them and the ugly names he flings, he learned from his half-crazed mom.
Carlin writes: "Over the course of 2015, we found ourselves confronting dozens of seemingly half-crazed young men whose flash-to-bang was both short and erratic.
When the afternoon arrived for a special outing to the shop, I was half-crazed with anticipation.
Imo was piloted by Captain Haakon From, a half-crazed, arrogant captain known for welching on payments owed to other businesses.
In today's mad world, our most likely adversary isn't nuclear-armed Russia; or China; or even half-crazed North Korea.
The madness of the half-crazed Ophelia is distressing close to and Elsinore (which in this all-black production is set in Africa, a project not wholly successful) with its native drummers and its Ghost seen as a tribal elder, flashes with African colour and excitement.
The 150 Friends Club were formed from the remnants of half-crazed London scenesters The David Goo Variety Band and combining the lo-fi and the theatrical.