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monomania

an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc.
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He readily admits that his urge to accumulate has been monomaniacal, elbowing out the demands of friends and family.
Yet there is also something monomaniacal about this engagement, too, something horrendously, deadly earnest.
One Democrat whose gallantry toward women is monomaniacal, Sen.
After a bit of patter -- and offering the chickens for use in a gag -- Jack finds himself employed by the crude, monomaniacal Sennett.
The federal anti-trafficking regime's monomaniacal focus on sex trafficking means that most victims of trafficking, who work in sectors like domestic labour, agricultural labour and restaurants, remain unrecognized and unprotected.
Further, he was at least partly successful in refocusing the army's monomaniacal attention on India, the old enemy, toward a new threat posed by the militants lurking in the country's remote areas.
But they're losing ground to centrists who are becoming more active and making life even more uncomfortable for Morsi the monomaniacal president.
Consideration of "Felise"'s monomaniacal character both enables readers to understand more fully the psychology of the lyric's speaker in relation to many of Poems and Ballads' more obsessive personas and unveils yet another aspect of Swinburnean moral and cultural subversiveness.
Yunior's monomaniacal passions] are repetitive and obsessive, faithfully reproducing the repetitive obsession of lust, and predictably inducing reader fatigue.
Yet the book adds: "For someone supposedly monomaniacal in his pursuit of the premiership, Mr Osborne is stunningly insouciant about holidaying lavishly.
It also talks about Newton's monomaniacal devotion to whatever he set his mind to.