But soon enough, her “raging, wild beast” mania as she called it was overtaken by suicidal depression.
Notably, he missed “the mania” and “all the girls you can get.”
Even by American standards, it was a moment of extravagant uneasiness, disillusionment, and mania.
The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.
Michele Bachmann Few can elicit Palin-level mania like the Minnesota Republican.
The historical essay, like much else of value at the time, was in great part due to the mania for coteries.
Not only that, but you have a mania for insisting that other men drink with you.
The doctors had called her conviction "a case of mania," and he had implicitly believed them.
I have a mania, by no means always gratified,––to be out of doors.
The vice of intemperance, the mania for gambling, these are the vultures that are consuming the vitals of our people.
late 14c., "mental derangement characterized by excitement and delusion," from Late Latin mania "insanity, madness," from Greek mania "madness, frenzy; enthusiasm, inspired frenzy; mad passion, fury," related to mainesthai "to rage, go mad," mantis "seer," menos "passion, spirit," all from PIE *men- "to think, to have one's mind aroused, rage, be furious" (see mind (n.)). Sense of "fad, craze" is 1680s, from French manie in this sense. Sometimes nativized in Middle English as manye. Used since 1500s (in imitation of Greek) as the second element in compounds expressing particular types of madness (cf. nymphomania, 1775; kleptomania, 1830; megalomania, 1890).
mania ma·ni·a (mā'nē-ə, mān'yə)
A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity.
An abnormal compulsion or an extreme love for: pyromania.
Violent, abnormal, or impulsive behavior. In psychological terms, mania is wild activity associated with manic depression.
Note: A “mania” in popular terms is an intense enthusiasm or craze.