conniption

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a display of bad temper

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Even his three encyclicals--the most authoritative documents a pope writes--focused on social justice issues and often embraced the kind of liberal policy prescriptions that sent conservatives into conniptions," Gibson wrote.
The "Black rage" (Grief and Cobbs, 1968) and Hawaiian rage (Kasindorf, 2007) conniptions are often turned inward on one's group.
Well, Super Bowl "L"--the 50th Super Bowl, which is four years away--is giving the NFL conniptions.
I myself go into conniptions of bliss when I attend a superb concert.
Scientists always have a conniption when I say this, but I'll say it anyway (I like watching people have conniptions): Science is not objective.
In the river, Misha brought out his six bottles of vodka, which initially gave Hicko conniptions until he realised they were just small bottles from the Sydney hotel mini-bar, and we all enjoyed a Russian toast.
This causes "hysterics with sponsors similar to the conniptions over Roosevelt gags.
Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and North America historically have brewed up an Afro-Latino-Anglo mix of moves that constitutes a veritable "zoo" of human dance innovation, not only signifying on ancestors, but "poppin"' and "tickin"' machine conniptions into humorous riffs on industrial ecology.
If you share your abode, a housemate who never washes up could set you off or if you have stroppy teenagers who believe you're their personal slave, well, that too can cause conniptions.
While it may be difficult to ascertain whether sodomy or its prosecution was really increasing (on a per capita basis), it is clear that the press and public figures periodically went into conniptions over "sexual deviants.
Huckabee's apostasy is causing conniptions in the Republican establishment - conservative icons from The Wall Street Journal to Rush Limbaugh have nothing good to say about him.
Hill concedes, however, that "a lot of companies will have conniptions because of the cost to upgrade.
He was inarguably the central focus of the series, its fulcrum--even though he spent so much of his time just standing around in the kitchen or the living room with his hands in his pockets, as Irene Ryan or Max Baer or Donna Douglas had conniptions over some foolishness or other.
Wilson (although the furniture pieces are by contrast jarringly loud in hue), Miranda (Jamie Jones) is having conniptions.
If there were a lake, the moonlight would dance across it in conniptions.