Usage examples for demented

  1. The effect of this shock demented my father for a time. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. The family of Umatilla consisted of his squaw, an old woman partly demented, and Benjamin, who was now much of the time away with the schoolmaster. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  3. Ah, I see you think I am demented because I say that, but my husband is alive. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  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. At the same time, she buckjumped and stood right up on one edge, like a demented gravy dish. – Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  6. 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
  7. Every living creature there held life as of no account, and was demented with a passionate readiness to sacrifice it. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  8. He seemed demented with terror. – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  9. The suggestion that Beverly had prepared a surprise for her occurred first to her mind, but she dismissed this the next instant and thought of Adam, Micah, even of the demented Aunt Mehitable. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  10. 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
  11. But the police and carriers, now that they had " tasted blood," seemed to get quite out of hand, and their savagery coming to the surface, they rushed about as if demented. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  12. 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
  13. Such improvements ought, no doubt, as Lord Cromer said, to make the task of the fellaheen much easier, but nevertheless it was certain that the majority would regard them as pure evil- mere oppressions by wayward if not demented tyrants. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  14. The poor demented creature had taken refuge behind a clump of shrubs, and was standing there with eyes dilated with anguish fixed on the Professor and hand pointing to him, trembling in every limb. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. I went and had a look at the demented men. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  19. 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
  20. In all probability, and with the utmost discretion, they'd have sent Pilar, or Manuelita, back to the patio with the doors, explaining to her that I was demented. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer