Usage examples for demented

  1. I deemed him well- nigh demented with brooding over her troubles and those of his church. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. Poor fellow, said Constance, with a shake of the head, it must be hard to live alone year after year poor, crippled and almost demented. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  3. They shake their heads and look at me as though they thought me demented. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. Convinced by David's rebuke that it was high time to redeem himself, he agreed to send out a posse of men the very next day to cover the western stretch of forest in which the demented man had managed to keep himself so cleverly concealed. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  5. The business, sir, is this: Sir Henry Clinton received me like a gentleman, but as soon as Sir Peter had retired he listened to me as though I were demented when I exposed my plan to burn New York and take the field. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  6. And she had attained to this pitch of madness through the boundless despair in which the loss of her only son had plunged her, withered, consumed by a love which she could not content, then demented, perverted to the point of crime. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  7. That young woman is demented enough for anything, and is quite capable of doing it- for some absurd scheme. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. If demented, he might shoot her as likely as not, and she thought deeply and carefully what it was best to do. – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells