phrensy

Related to phrensy: frenzy

phrensy

(ˈfrɛnzɪ)
n, vbpl -sies
an obsolete spelling of frenzy

phrensy


Past participle: phrensied
Gerund: phrensying

Imperative
phrensy
phrensy
Present
I phrensy
you phrensy
he/she/it phrensies
we phrensy
you phrensy
they phrensy
Preterite
I phrensied
you phrensied
he/she/it phrensied
we phrensied
you phrensied
they phrensied
Present Continuous
I am phrensying
you are phrensying
he/she/it is phrensying
we are phrensying
you are phrensying
they are phrensying
Present Perfect
I have phrensied
you have phrensied
he/she/it has phrensied
we have phrensied
you have phrensied
they have phrensied
Past Continuous
I was phrensying
you were phrensying
he/she/it was phrensying
we were phrensying
you were phrensying
they were phrensying
Past Perfect
I had phrensied
you had phrensied
he/she/it had phrensied
we had phrensied
you had phrensied
they had phrensied
Future
I will phrensy
you will phrensy
he/she/it will phrensy
we will phrensy
you will phrensy
they will phrensy
Future Perfect
I will have phrensied
you will have phrensied
he/she/it will have phrensied
we will have phrensied
you will have phrensied
they will have phrensied
Future Continuous
I will be phrensying
you will be phrensying
he/she/it will be phrensying
we will be phrensying
you will be phrensying
they will be phrensying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been phrensying
you have been phrensying
he/she/it has been phrensying
we have been phrensying
you have been phrensying
they have been phrensying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been phrensying
you will have been phrensying
he/she/it will have been phrensying
we will have been phrensying
you will have been phrensying
they will have been phrensying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been phrensying
you had been phrensying
he/she/it had been phrensying
we had been phrensying
you had been phrensying
they had been phrensying
Conditional
I would phrensy
you would phrensy
he/she/it would phrensy
we would phrensy
you would phrensy
they would phrensy
Past Conditional
I would have phrensied
you would have phrensied
he/she/it would have phrensied
we would have phrensied
you would have phrensied
they would have phrensied
References in classic literature ?
“Men, boys, and girls Desert the unpeopled village; and wild crowds Spread o’er the plain, by the sweet phrensy driven.”-Somerville.
He loaded it, and rammed home the loading with his thumb-end; but hardly had he ignited his match across the rough sand-paper of his hand, when Tashtego, his harpooneer, whose eyes had been setting to windward like two fixed stars, suddenly dropped like light from his erect attitude to his seat, crying out in a quick phrensy of hurry, Down, down all, and give way!
"[T]he Bible would be cast into a bonfire, our holy worship changed in a dance of Jacobin phrensy [frenzy], our wives and daughters dishonored, and our sons converted into the disciples of Voltaire and the dragoons of Marat," Dwight ranted.
Manifestations of what we would now call "anti-social personality disorder" could not be accommodated within older definitions of insanity, which demanded the presence of delusions or hallucinations, was recognizable through the exhibition of "furor" or "phrensy," and generally supported the idea of a loss of rational capacity (Augstein 311, Walker and McCabe 206).
The living searched in anxiety and even "phrensy" to provide endings for life narratives that stood incomplete ...
All was now a phrensy. 'The White Whale--the White Whale!' was the cry from captain, mates, and harpooneers, who, undeterred by fearful rumors, were all anxious to capture so famous and precious a fish; while the dogged crew eyed askance, and with curses, the appalling beauty of the vast milky mass, that lit up by a horizontal spangling sun, shifted and glistened like a living opal in the blue morning sea.
It was a vision, that might well renew The burning shapes of phrensy to her view (ll.
"Goaded to phrensy [sic] in its conflicts with conscience and common sense and reason, denied all quarters, and hunted from every convert, it vaults over the sacred enclosures, and courses up and down the Bible," seeking rest and finding none; the law of love glowing on every page, flashes around in omnipotent anguish and despair, and shrinks from the hatred [sic] light, and howls under the consuming torch, as demons quailed before the Son of God, and screeched aloud, "torment us not." At last it shrinks away under the types of the Mosiac system, and seeks to borrow [sic] out to sight as among the shadows vain hopes.
Perhaps they argued phrensy rather than prejudice; but phrensy, like prejudice, was curable.
A few months earlier in the Spectator he completely ravaged Mitford's History for its bias and total absence of veracity: "Mitford's narrative, written and published during the wildest height of Antijacobin phrensy, is vitiated by an intensity of prejudice against whatever bears the name or semblance of popular institutions, which renders his representation of Grecian phaenomena not only false, but in many particulars the direct contrary of the truth" (24: 867-68).
Fringe's Treatise on phrensy (1746), and the work of Sir Richard Blackmore (1725) and of Nicholas Robinson (1729) on the spleen and vapours.