Phrases with "maddened"

Percy Bysshe Shelley But one evening, maddened by the tender protestations of eternal fidelity to Julia’s memory which Verezzi uttered, her brain was almost turned. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Anna Katherine Green He had feared to find her stricken down in the road, and when he saw her clinging alone and in a maddened way to this tree, he made no bones of speaking to her with all necessary plainness. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

I— I don’t know what came to me; whether it was hatred or love that maddened my brain — but ——” She did not finish; she did not need to. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

The cattle had had a long and trying day, the tired calves reluctant to move, and their mothers half maddened with thirst and distracted with mother love. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

What maddened me most was the scarcity of plain nouns. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. Rider Haggard Then the lion, unable to free himself, had torn and bitten at the back and neck of the bull, which, maddened with fear and pain, had rushed on until it dropped dead. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

And now came human cries to add to the din of the pipe — a crying and a sighing wrung out of maddened bodies. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

He was dashed to pieces with his bark, but the waters, maddened and turned to foam by the rough descent, only boiled and bubbled for a time, and then flowed on again as smoothly as ever. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence For she was of good family, half Venetian, educated in Dresden. The little foreign vicar attained to a social status which almost satisfied his maddened pride. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The thought of that poor girl wandering alone in the storm maddened me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

The taste of the liquor maddened him for more. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Edith Wharton It was the distance between them that maddened her. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

I have been mad to-day — maddened by anger and despair; but it is not too late to repent my folly. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Andrew Lang For some reason many persons who write in the press are always maddened when such good fortune, however small, however well merited, falls to a brother in letters. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

The wind dropped with the sun, leaving a maddened sea and a devastated sky. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Rudyard Kipling It may be soft, but so far, I believe, I am the only man here whom they haven’t maddened by their — well — attentions. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

At the same moment the laso is withdrawn, and the bull starts up, maddened by feeling the weight of his unusual burden. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Henry Kingsley The maddened beast shaking his head with a roar rushed upon Sam like a thunderbolt, driving him towards the side of the yard. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Mary Webb He was a man everlastingly maddened by slightness and weakness. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence It was a sound that maddened him: something yearning, yearning, striving, and something perverse, that counteracted the yearning. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

T. E. Lawrence He crashed blindly over one and another, tripping and scrambling with arms outstretched, maddened by pain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It maddened him to find she had no sense of justice. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Sudden horror, resistless despair, seized her brain, maddened as it was by hopeless love. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

His head swam, his heart, so languid the moment before, leapt up and struggled like a maddened caged animal. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

By some strange chance, the fatal tidings had preceded him, and he found the daughter of the unfortunate Lodore bewildered and maddened by her frightful calamity. Lodore by Mary Shelley

They would have maddened a collector, but Conway did not collect; he lacked both money and the acquisitive instinct. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H. G. Wells Then he suddenly thought of Pawkins. Nothing would have maddened Pawkins more. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Margaret Oliphant Had her step been less habitually firm and rapid,—had she lingered on her way—the temptation might have been too strong for the man, maddened by many memories. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Guy de Maupassant Then releasing her dog, she cried: “Go, go! Eat him up! eat him up!” The maddened animal sprang for his throat. A Vendetta (Une Vendetta) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

The wind sweeping in the darkness the broadside of the sierra worried his ears by a continuous roaring noise as of a maddened sea. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Gervaise aimed at her ears, maddened at not being able to reach them. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins The medical treatment of his patient had succeeded in calming the maddened brain under the influence of sleep. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

King John. My first thought (when I could think at all) was this: “She has some feeling, then! Her terror and remorse have maddened her. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Behind his voiceless misery was immeasurable hatred of those who had struck him this blow; at moments a revengeful fury all but maddened him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell He ran off, as if pursued, toward Penmorfa; he ran with maddened energy. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

William Hope Hodgson I was getting maddened with being treated as if I were not quite sane. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

T. E. Lawrence This maddened him yet more: suddenly he leaped forward with drawn dagger. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The white despair of her face maddened him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arnold Bennett The line of maddened horses swerved and reared, and seemed to fall on the furious multitude while the statue-like gendarmes rocked over them. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Saville was almost maddened — he did not visit Clorinda for three days. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Willa Cather He had taught in music schools in St. Louis and Kansas City, where the shallowness and complacency of the young misses had maddened him. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Gissing Arriving with the news at ten o’clock one night, he shouted and maddened about Warburton’s room until finally turned out at two in the morning. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Nursed by solitude, and wound up, perhaps, beyond any pitch which another’s soul might be capable of, it sometimes almost maddened her. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Anthony Trollope But now the idea flashed across her maddened mind. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Walter Besant Then came a third time when I stole, maddened by the dream of hunger. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

G. K. Chesterton The secret that each of us did in fact possess a family, and parents who paid for our support, was conventionally ignored and only revealed in moments of maddened revenge. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He maddened me particularly when he read aloud the psalms to himself behind his partition. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

George Meredith Catching a maddened bull by the horns in the marketplace, and hanging to the infuriate beast, a wild whirl of clouts, till he is reduced to be a subject for steaks, that is no common feat. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

And the whole familiar business, the comfort, company, and safety of a ship, heaving nearer at each stroke, maddened them with joy. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope On she walked with rapid step, indifferent to the heat, still proud of what she had done — raging with a maddened pride. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

They stared at one another in profound stillness, with astounded eyes, with eyes maddened by the memories of things far off that seemed lost in the lapse of time. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Gissing In fact, he refused to dwell upon the thought of it; it would have maddened him in earnest. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Wilkie Collins I had a man’s bluntness of perception, and I was half maddened by suspense. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Percy Bysshe Shelley She started from the sofa, and, maddened by the idea of Verezzi’s danger, sought his apartment. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

H. Rider Haggard In vain did George, maddened by the exquisite pain, dash himself and the dog against the ground: in vain did he stagger round and round the glen, tearing at its throat with his uninjured hand. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim The thought of his danger maddened me. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence He maddened her with his soft, cajoling, vibrating tones. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

More, it maddened his brain, already tottering under the assaults of death. At the Article of Death by John Buchan

He wrote you pleading letters; but you laughed to scorn his prayers for mercy, and at last, maddened by shame, he helped himself to the money entrusted to him by his employers, in order to pay you. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It maddened him to look on her. Signa by Ouida

Jack London He had scarcely retained his wits at all, so maddened was he by the tremendous inoculation of poison he had received. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Thomas Hardy The panting and maddened desperado — blind to everything but the capture of his wifewent with a rush under the table: she went over it like a bird. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Dayus, as cold and impassive as a policeman on point duty; Willoughby with his eyes of maddened fear; and Larose, with his face all white and mottled under the pigments of his disguise. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson And, as it broke loose, ringing in his ears like the bestial cry of a wounded, maddened animal, everything turned black before his eyes. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Young Gourlay’s maddened nature broke at the insult. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Oscar Wilde His forehead was throbbing with maddened nerves, and he felt wildly excited, but his manner as he bent over his hostess’s hand was as easy and graceful as ever. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

D. H. Lawrence And he almost loved her for this, though at first it maddened him like an insult. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

In place of the silent army of yesterday a mob of maddened savages surged around me. Prester John by John Buchan

It maddened me that I should have done so much and yet fail at the end. Prester John by John Buchan

He heard her drop on her knees and grope over the floor while she kept on moaning in maddened distraction. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

G. K. Chesterton At the fourth turning, I suddenly broke from his hand and tore down the street like a maddened stag. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Henry James And the want of right help — it maddened me to stand and see ’em muff it. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Wilkie Collins My jealous rage maddened me, and I had a wicked admirer in a man who was old enough to be my father. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Thomas Wolfe C’est la vérité!”— and with laughs of maddened exasperation, as if the knowledge that anyone could be so obtuse as not to see it as he saw it was more than he could endure. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The thought of his rival maddened him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The maddened woman seized him by the arm — I saw that, and saw no more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

John Galsworthy It mocked dictators, parliaments, judges, bishops, police, and even good intentions; it maddened with joy and grief; wantoned, procreated, thieved, and murdered; was devoted, faithful, fickle. Over the River by John Galsworthy

G. K. Chesterton After three days of silence and cocoa, this angle at the end began to infuriate Turnbull. It maddened him to think that two lines came together and pointed at nothing. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Charles Dickens I am maddened by your coldness. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Mark Twain And it maddened him to see, as he thought he saw, that Becky Thatcher never once suspected that he was even in the land of the living. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Wilkie Collins They maddened the poor affectionate creature with terror. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Dick thrust his way forward between the maddened men. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Morrison The child’s father, an unsuccessful man of business of the name of Garth, maddened by a sudden and ruinous loss, committed suicide, and his wife died of the shock occasioned by the calamity. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seemed almost as though he read her purpose in her terror-stricken face, and it maddened him. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence To have a yearning towards Jesus, only that she might use him to pander to her own soft sensation, use him as a means of reacting upon herself, maddened her in the end. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang This arithmetical dialogue went on till even Mr. — struck his flag, with a sigh, when the maddened Blinton had said “Six thousand. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Of course he had made himself secure and carried off loads, said the maddened creditors. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

H. G. Wells It emerged at once bearing on one fluke, with a ridiculous air of fastidious selection, a small child’s chair, and pursued by a maddened shopman. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It maddened him that he, too, was not there to join in it, to feast his eyes upon her, and listen to the matchless music of her voice. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson At two minutes to the hour he was on his feet, going round the table like a maddened animal, wringing his hands and moaning under his breath: it is too much . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins At that supreme moment, we enraged, we maddened each other. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Gissing Emma’s persistent silence maddened her; even now not a word was to be got from the girl. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing He maddened with jealousy, with fear, with ceaseless mental manoeuvring. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

It was one of the young fillies which pastured loose about the park, whose frolics had thus all but maddened me with terror. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells I suppose it was the unexpected nature of my loss that maddened me. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

He stood openmouthed, maddened and still, as if in the midst of a catastrophe. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Victor Hugo They felt themselves wafted on by maddened and ever-recurring gusts of wind. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells The big machine heeled and swayed as the fear maddened men scrambled to the stern for their weapons. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Marjorie Bowen His languid manner maddened Marius. “Reflect on what you have done, my lord. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Not so the passionate hypocrite, who, maddened by a paroxysm of jealousy, had taken this cowardly advantage of a prisoner. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

It maddened me to see myself caught like this. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The whispers this night were so horrible, so full of ineffable abominations, of — I cannot think of them, — that they maddened my very ear. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Percy Bysshe Shelley A physician was again sent for—Matilda, maddened by desperation, in accents almost inarticulate from terror, demanded hope or despair from the physician. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

It was as if each person as he was thrust in at the door had been stricken blind, and was maddened by the mischance. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George Gissing But for her visit to the bungalow that evening, Hugh Carnaby would not have been maddened to the point of fatal violence. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sometimes it amused and sometimes it maddened him, and he rode onwards with alternate gusts of laughter and of fury, nursing his wounded wrist all the time like a mother with a sick baby. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Est in re veritas Jam non in schemate; until her maddened mind produced (incorrectly) as a translation: Truth is always in the thing; never in the reasoning. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Gustave Flauber As all were guilty, every one became quickly reassured; and by degrees they turned their backs on the Suffet and came down again maddened with humiliation. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

It was evident that the poor creature, wandering in his delirium, had come across the rum cask, drunk a quantity of its contents, and been maddened by the fiery spirit. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing Ha, ha!” “Wouldn’t he, Polly,” retorted the maddened girl. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope He had written to her sharp stinging words which had maddened her. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Margaret Oliphant In this pause, Hamish, maddened by the disappointment of his hopes, scrambled to his feet reckless and miserable, and shook his clenched fist in the face of the minister who was behind him. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

In an instant, the flying Aztecs, as if maddened by the blast, wheeled about, and turned on their pursuers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

These two poisons, raging together in his young blood, maddened and demoralized him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Rudyard Kipling It quivered and shook, as a breakwater-pile quivers to the rush of landward-racing seas; nor was there lacking when he caught his breath, the ‘scream of a maddened beach dragged down by the wave. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Victor Hugo The fierce, assailing flock would not leave their hold, and grew stubborn; the man, as if maddened by the cluster of beaks, redoubled his blind chastisement of space. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wilkie Collins This last worst outrage, accompanied by all that was most insulting in word and look, maddened him for the moment. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Wilkie Collins And the man beneath my feet! — the man, suffocating, burning, dying so near us all, so utterly beyond our reach! The thought half maddened me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Carnegie searched, threatened, expostulated; Frank, maddened by an implied accusation of a theft of money, snapped, and later raged. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

She could have walked out in perfect safety — and it was that thought that maddened me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton UPON few of the children of men has the surname of Pump fallen, and of these few have been maddened into naming a child Humphrey in addition to it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

George Gissing I can’t do—can’t think of—anything seriously, whilst I am maddened by solitude!” Olga sat with her head bent. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The ground was heaped up with slain, until the maddened combatants were obliged to climb over the human mounds to get at one another. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The despair of my whole lifetime had returned at once and maddened me. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Oscar Wilde The mystery troubled me, maddened me. The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde

Wilkie Collins On that dreadful night (whatever I may have been at other times), I myself believe it, I was a maddened man. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jack London He was a man and a monstrosity, as fearful a thing of fear as ever gibbered in the visions of a maddened brain. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The horses were blinded and maddened by the missiles, while the desperate natives, clinging to their legs, strove to prevent their ascent up the rocky pathway. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

D. H. Lawrence It maddened her to hear his mechanical voice giving orders about the work. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne But now about a dozen other convicts, maddened with rage, and possibly by the effect of the evening’s potations, threw themselves into the boat. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The mist rolled into and over them; it possessed and maddened them. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams