monomania


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monomania

an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc.
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One small observation before I go further," he continued, after a pause, "whether it is true or no that the mother's fancies at the time of conception or in the months before birth can influence her child, this much is certain, my mother during her pregnancy had a passion for gold, and I am the victim of a monomania, of a craving for gold which must be gratified.
The other that, by dint of long thinking about, it had become a monomania with him, and had acquired a fascination which he found it impossible to resist; swelling from an Earthly Copper Gallon into an Ethereal Golden Vat.
I call it quite my monomania, it is such a subject of mine.
There are no limits to the possibilities of monomania," I answered.
Throughout the Bee, spellers traversed words such as clambering, alacrity, vociferous, stevedores, generalissimo, monomania, and tapirs.
He said that he did believed Jenner was suffering from a monomania, which meant he reasoned very oddly over a particular circumstance.
I'd have some concerns about what was in it: A Brexit monomania that confirms the Conservatives have become a single-issue party, setting out a programme dominated by multiple Brexit bills along with the grandiosely titled great repeal bill .
An interesting feature of Lowell's monomania during his marriage to Blackwood was that in his "futile attempts to escape from his manic self," he would "try to merge his personality with hers .
Here are four shades that will have you catching monomania in no time.
Then it's Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose brain seemed to twist existence and spew it on a canvas, the monomania of Isa Genzken, and the outright theft of Richard Prince (who was just recently sued once again for copyright infringement).