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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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Menos mal que amok -como amor- se escribe sin hache, lo cual, segun Jardiel Poncela, es rasgo distintivo di las cosas que carecen de importancia.
''The local people have asked the security forces to shoot the elephants, but they said there's no order to do so from their superiors,'' he said, adding there have so far been no casualties reported due to the elephants frequently running amok in the area.
These were the sort of women who ran amok after breakfast every morning, exhausting their husband s with desire and geographical quizzing.
If most dystopian literature depicts a bleak world with technology run amok, this fantasy portrays relationships run amok.
In his book he writes it would be "grossly wrong to mislabel all Catholics as willful followers of the Antichrist" but adds, "there is some legitimate cause for concern that the Vatican may one day run amok."
Perhaps every European city does, like Paris, need a La Defense, an area in which gross and otherwise intrusive buildings can be corralled so that they do not run amok over everyone else.
Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Licup, regional director of the Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9), said Corporal Sali Tagayan, a cadre, and CAA Abdul Ismael, a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu), were killed when one of their militia forces ran amok around 6 p.m.
Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamid warned Putrajaya last night that the Malay-Muslim community will 'run amok' to protest the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's pledge to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
They're used to trying usually amok, curry, but I wanted to do something different,' he explains.
Alex Williams, 20, ran amok in Holywell, brandishing the rodent at people and even placing it on one man's chest.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (who's had a ghastly week) was speaking after the inquest into the death of career criminal Mark Duggan returned a verdict of lawful killing, prompting thugs to run amok through the Old Bailey and threaten jurors.
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