lunatic

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lunatic

1. an archaic word for insane
2. a person who is insane
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I made up my mind to two things: if it was still the nineteenth century and I was among lunatics and couldn't get away, I would presently boss that asylum or know the reason why; and if, on the other hand, it was really the sixth century, all right, I didn't want any softer thing: I would boss the whole country inside of three months; for I judged I would have the start of the best-educated man in the kingdom by a matter of thirteen hundred years and upward.
Well, then," I said, "either I am a lunatic, or something just as awful has happened.
His behaviour here for the first time seemed to denote the hopeless lunatic.
Rochester flung me behind him: the lunatic sprang and grappled his throat viciously, and laid her teeth to his cheek: they struggled.
John Seward, the lunatic asylum man, with the strong jaw and the good forehead.
The tournament began when Motsinger's Mean Machine (freshman team), dressed in green and white, played against Lane's Lunatics (senior team), dressed in purple and gold.
Let's face it, if you come from a family which doesn't need to worry about voting because the cap-doffing voters blindly accept they are your subjects, I guess you'd see them all as lunatics.
Claire Sweeney at Castle Rushen, on the Isle of Man, where lunatics were housed in Ballamona Asylum, which | |was demolished in 1999
Those twin 16-year-old Somalian girls, who've fled from their Manchester home to join jihadists, point to lunatics well versed in polluting our little island.
It now appears our delusion actually progressed to some lunatic suggesting a postage stamp should be produced depicting Scotland winning the World Cup and some other lunatics agreed.
Lunatic Laundry is in keeping with Todd Langley's focus on the darker side of life and human nature, opens with a spiritual encounter between a man and a coyote, and moves quickly to the heart of the story: one Sara, a young rehab inmate in Texas who is challenged not only by the possibility of becoming God's emissary on Earth, but by a host of lunatics around her in the form of fellow inmates.
If we or any consortium containing us take part in any other Middle-Eastern war, in the minds of one set of lunatics it will be because we are the only ones with the duty to put right the evils of the world, whilst in the minds of another set we will be crusading hordes going in with the sole aim of killing Muslim brothers and in the minds of yet another lot we'll be the guys galloping in to shoot the baddies with our white hats on.