delirium


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Synonyms for delirium

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a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

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Disorder, the remains of dinner, a broken wine-glass on the floor, spilt wine, cigarette ends, fumes of drink and delirium in my brain, an agonising misery in my heart and finally the waiter, who had seen and heard all and was looking inquisitively into my face.
Well--I bemoan it not; for if the fountain gushed at my very doorstep, I would not stoop to bathe my lips in it--no, though its delirium were for years instead of moments.
But," I cried, "surely the whole experience of the human race is not to be set aside on account of a single sketch"--I had turned over the leaves and ascertained that there was nothing more in the book--"a single sketch by a wandering American artist who may have done it under hashish, or in the delirium of fever, or simply in order to gratify a freakish imagination.
A knife made to a special pattern, and six people killed in a kind of delirium.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
For two days Bulan lay raving in the delirium of fever, while the delicate girl, unused to hardship and exposure, watched over him and nursed him with the loving tenderness and care of a young mother with her first born.
A sore wound indeed to have brought on such a wild delirium, thought the Outlaw of Torn.
For days he lay tossing in delirium and suffering, but not once did the Russian come near him.
Skipper, beginning the babblings of delirium which alternated with silent moments of control in order to get below and under blankets, descended the ladder-like stairs, and Jerry, all-yearning, controlled himself in silence and watched the slow descent with the hope that when Skipper reached the bottom he would raise his arms and lift him down.
The rheumatic fever (aggravated by the situation of this house--built on clay, you know, and close to stagnant water) has been latterly complicated by delirium.
I remember, rather indistinctly, that in my desperation and delirium I sprang out into the open and began firing my repeating rifle without seeing anybody to fire at.
In the middle of the night, as I learned later, the patient, awakening from a long stupor after a week of delirium, had asked--it was her last utterance--that her bed be moved to the opposite side of the room.
The fever caused by the wound had brought with it delirium, as usual.
I was a sick child, and, despite the terrible strain on my heart and tissues, I continually relapsed into the madness of delirium.
The fever pursued the ordinary course, and was characterized by the usual intervals of delirium and exhaustion succeeding each other.