monomania

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monomania

an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc.
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56-57) immediately after renouncing the vengeance he has monomaniacally been plotting.
But he was so monomaniacally limited in repertoire that he had not even heard of Olivier Messiaen, perhaps the greatest French 20th Century composer.
To introduce a locution that will become prominent in the sequel, these characteristics of this Arabic Revolution refuse to accept the name the modern West has devised to explain-and contain-revolutions, thus signaling the nothing that the truth discourse of the modern West will monomaniacally have nothing to do with, the void that haunts the latter's discursive plenitude.
The ability to maintain laser-like focus on so narrow a target for so long a time, nattering on and on in print and in person monomaniacally, straddles the line between genius business development technique and a mental disorder not yet fully identified in the DSMV-IV.
Littre's well-known confession, "Comment j'ai fait mon dictionnaire," is a lesson about the extremes to which our limited times on earth can be exploited monomaniacally in the service of a single intellectual endeavor.