hysterics


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hysterics

an attack of hysteria

hysterics

[hi′ster·iks]
(psychology)
Attack of hysteria.
Extreme display of emotions.
References in classic literature ?
When shown the body, she fell into violent hysterics and kept her bed for several days.
Is there a form of hysterics that bursts into words instead of tears?
I attribute my being still able to hold the curtain in the right position for looking and listening, entirely to suppressed hysterics.
And even when the rest have in some measure come to themselves again, and can find words and smiles, Barbara--that soft-hearted, gentle, foolish little Barbara--is suddenly missed, and found to be in a swoon by herself in the back parlour, from which swoon she falls into hysterics, and from which hysterics into a swoon again, and is, indeed, so bad, that despite a mortal quantity of vinegar and cold water she is hardly a bit better at last than she was at first.
Rachel Lynde -- Herb Spencer's sad face, the uncontrolled, hysteric grief of one of Ruby's sisters -- but Anne would not talk of these things.
Her grandmother stood near, and shook her withered hands at my father, and shrieked her terrible prophecy, in the hysteric frenzy that possessed her when she saw the separation accomplished.
And now Jones was unwillingly obliged to return to his own apartment, where at the very instant of his entrance he heard Lady Bellaston venting an exclamation, though not a very loud one; and at the same time saw her flinging herself into a chair in a vast agitation, which in a lady of a tender constitution would have been an hysteric fit.
The resulting delusions in very many cases disappear if the hysteric or lunatic can be made to face the facts about himself.
The spinster aunt uttered a piercing scream, burst into an hysteric laugh, and fell backwards in the arms of her nieces.
Here the spinster aunt burst into fit number two, of hysteric laughter interspersed with screams.
Then, seeing that Wakem had ridden off, and that no further violence was possible, she slackened her hold and burst into hysteric sobs, while poor Mrs.
As clever as those Neanderthal kids in hysterics because their old man couldn't get the hang of this new thingy called a wheel.