Usage examples for dementia

  1. It was saying little to say I did justice easiest at once and promptest to the most advertised proposal of the enemy, his rank intention of clapping down the spiked helmet, than which no form of headgear, by the way, had ever struck one as of a more graceless, a more tell- tale platitude, upon the priceless genius of France; far from new, after all, was that measure of the final death in him of the saving sense of proportion which only gross dementia can abolish. – Within the Rim and Other Essays by Henry James
  2. We remember the friends we have lost, and cannot see why we should not share with them, in our turn, the punishment imposed by solemn and approved dementia. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  3. And presently Mignon would make the discovery that the mother superior and Sister Claire would, when in a hysterical state, blindly obey any command he might make, cease from their convulsions, respond intelligently and at his will to questions put to them, renew their convulsions, lapse even into seeming dementia. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  4. What is more, I know enough about melancholia to know that it does not drift into dementia until middle age at least. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  5. Harland looked at his host in a state divided between dementia and moral nausea. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  6. The child's ancestral record is simple: Mother died of alcoholic dementia, Bloomingdale Asylum. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  7. It seemed a form of dementia. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. I'm sorry to tear you away from that cheerful work on " Dementia Precox," but I'd be most obliged if you'd drop in here toward eight o'clock for a conference with the agent. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  9. Beyond, gibbering victims of paresis, white- haired idiots, wasted sufferers from senile dementia. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  10. It is true that certain conditions of idiocy and imbecility do resemble that phase of insanity known as dementia- a reversion to the original mental state of childhood- in reality a form of second childhood. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  11. It was topsy- turvy, March- hare weather, which perhaps accounted for the early April dementia that possessed the children at recurring intervals, and which nothing ever checked except the ultimate slumber of infantile exhaustion. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  12. Once acquainted with the story of the missing bonds he could not fail to see the extreme probability that the two sisters, afflicted as they were with dementia, should wish to protect the wealth which was once so near their grasp, from the possibility of discovery by a stranger. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  13. The sort of dementia which took possession of the Roman emperors in the time of their world- wide rule, is a universal malady whose symptoms belong to all times. – The Simple Life by Charles Wagner
  14. Symptoms of dementia manifested themselves while he was on a visit to Paris. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  15. I shall get my pay as I go along; our friend with the bad case of ticket dementia will be carrying the entire responsibility for your absence before I get through. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  16. She has a candle burning all night for the bird, and her door open to let him walk about the house when he likes, said Dr. Fahy; indeed, I may say her passion for him amounts to dementia. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  17. This marvellous expression on her face recalled to me what Mivart had said as to the form her dementia assumed between one paroxysm and another. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  18. Now when a civilization or a civilized custom falls into senile dementia, there is commonly a judgment ripe for it, and it comes as plagues come, from a breath,- as fires come, from a spark. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)