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Amok

(ā`mŏk), in the Bible, post-Exilic Jewish family.

Amok

 

a mental illness observed among the inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago.

The illness manifests itself in a paroxysmal disruption of consciousness, arising suddenly or after a short period of mental disturbance. The afflicted person starts running, senselessly destroying everything in his path. When the attack is over, recollection of what happened is extremely vague or completely absent.

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The old amuck rage was on him, and he wanted blood, anybody's blood.
The end of all this shall be," he went on, looking up at us--"the end of this shall be, that some day he will run amuck amongst his faithful subjects and send
CDATA[ The Moslem world and its faith as is currently revealed and practiced in universal society is religion run amuck, as much a danger to itself as to others.
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Ambler is an inmate of a Parrish Island psychiatric facility for intelligence agents who have run amuck.
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