half-crazy

half-crazy

adj
somewhat crazy or insane
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I say, we good Presbyterian christians should be charitable in these things, and not fancy ourselves so vastly superior to other mortals, pagans and what not, because of their half-crazy conceits on these subjects.
Cropole was anxious for gain, and was half-crazy with joy at the news of the arrival of Louis XIV.
Anybody might know-- and only look at him--that the weaver was a half-crazy miser.
So long as Colin shut himself up in his room and thought only of his fears and weakness and his detestation of people who looked at him and reflected hourly on humps and early death, he was a hysterical half-crazy little hypochondriac who knew nothing of the sunshine and the spring and also did not know that he could get well and could stand upon his feet if he tried to do it.
He takes you into the corner; he has his bundle of papers out of his gaping coat pocket; and the tape off, and the string in his mouth, and the favourite letters selected and laid before you; and who does not know the sad eager half-crazy look which he fixes on you with his hopeless eyes?
"What, what," he thought, "could hitherto have hindered her from putting an end to it?" Only then he realised what those poor little orphan children and that pitiful half-crazy Katerina Ivanovna, knocking her head against the wall in her consumption, meant for Sonia.
The fact that it was a success was because, to be honest, we were all half-crazy operatives.
"He was half-crazy and at least borderline hyperactive, but he was fun dog, lovable in his own way, and never boring.
26&27 GARDENS & diY Carol Klein half-crazy for the love of the daisy family.
It's a disgusting cesspool, of those developing friendships with the artists, the speculators and scalpers, the half-crazy fans ready to bite the throats of the rivals of their favorites, the cynical hackers, the lies in the press and the scandalous interviews of staff."
The play ends with the father discovering the death of his sons, while their mother goes half-crazy.
McKenzie summarised it as the story of a half-crazy man on a quest for eternal beauty who finds a beautiful woman whom at first he mistakes for his true love.