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monomania

an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc.
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Morley denounced the volume's monomaniacal character, citing Swinburne's "gloating .
They end up living a monstrous, monomaniacal life" - Actor Toby Stephens, who says the theatre does not pay well.
So ruthless, monomaniacal, and fanatical was Moses that Hurston refers to him as a "dictator" (530), a description that certainly had profound implications in 1945, just after the end of World War II, when Hurston penned the letter.
All of this gave to American foreign policy the illusion of a monomaniacal focus on only one thing: America's security.
28) These mistakes overcome (left behind), Sutpen can resettle in Mississippi in 1833 with a horde of wild slaves and a monomaniacal determination and, having swindled "Indians" out of a great plot of land, eventually build the biggest house in the county and begin to realize his plan.
Only a monomaniacal retributivist would urge that we must achieve retributive justice, no matter what the cost.
Fortunately for the Villa faithful, Martin O'Neill's greatest virtue is his stubbornness to concede a winning mentality in his monomaniacal pursuit of Champions League glory.
Unfortunately, the institutional monomaniacal focus on closing with and destroying the enemy resulted in many clearance-only operations leaving no positive lasting effect on the battlespace by failing to progress to the later phases.
In The Amalgamation Polka, Wright burrows into the simple binary formula of northern and southern polarities on the issue of race to disclose that few substantive differences existed before or after the war between combatants, that instead a single, monomaniacal obsession with race undergirded (and undergirds still) the nation as a totality that no war could ever effectively remedy.
85) In contrast to Van Kley, however, it is perhaps just as precise to argue that the discrediting of the Jesuits began with their rather monomaniacal campaign against the Encyclopodie.
Similarly symbolic ropes and ligatures abound in the novel, like the umbilical cord still attaching the whale dubbed "Madam Leviathan" to her newborn calf; and sometimes the bonds have negative import, like the whale-line wrapped around Ahab's neck that jerks him overboard to his death, representing the perdurable nature of his monomaniacal, unresolved, and self-destructive obsession with vengeance.
Whether Standpoint is going to provide a platform for perspectives on the Middle East conflict other than those of Melanie Phillips remains to be seen, but it seems a fair indication of its basic sympathies that the magazine is endorsing the outlook of a monomaniacal Zionist partisan.