Usage examples for insanity

  1. Why, there is scarcely a Royal house in the world save our own, without its hereditary curse of disease or insanity. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  2. Henri Estienne, however, attributes the act to insanity or delirium. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. It was you who nursed my wife into insanity. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Now, I want to know, and I shall be glad if some practical friend will tell me, whether a programme of practical politics which leaves the metropolis of a free and democratic nation a nest of poverty, commercial slavery, vice, crime, insanity, and disease, is likely to make the English people healthy, and wealthy, and wise? – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  5. Envy consumed them at the thought of the luxury of others; they plunged into debt in order that they might imitate from afar the elegance of the upper class, and all their natural honesty and good nature was poisoned by the insanity born of ambitious pride. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  6. I know what has been your motive, Jack, but indeed it is all nothing short of insanity, positive insanity. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  7. Even as the Judge gazed, the light of Insanity took flaming possession. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  8. Fear, as it exists in man, is a make- believe of sanity, a creature of the imagination, a state of insanity. – Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock
  9. " I think you can be got off on the ground of insanity, Miss Kilburn, if you go on in this way," he answered. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  10. Then Lucie would find him seated at his old prison bench making shoes, and she would coax him away and talk to him until the insanity would pass away. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  11. It must have been insanity, I think, for he had no reason for doing away with himself. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  12. It bore evidence of her insanity. – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  13. It's an instinct, I suppose; perhaps even a form of insanity! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  14. Actual insanity need not be the only manifestation. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  15. I called out like a mad thing, and insanity gave me power. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. " You can please yourself about answering it," observed the earl; and then he added: " Tell me, is it a case of insanity? – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  17. You, like he, have reached the border line of- insanity. – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  18. He was lying upon the broad of his back, the two big Zulus holding his arms and legs; his lips were cracked, blue and swollen; his face was almost black, but his eyes still shone bright with insanity and hate. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard