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Dementation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dementation The act of depriving of reason; madness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dementation The act of making demented.
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Usage

In literature:

I went and had a look at the demented men.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
When the papers were not found on any of us, Camp and Baldwin both nearly went demented.
"The Great K. & A. Robbery" by Paul Liechester Ford
The two stowaways watched this demented exploit in sheer wonderment.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The last stage of the illness is always a period when the victim becomes demented.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Not one is dissatisfied nor not one is demented with the mania of many things.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
The people looked upon him with horror; they thought him demented.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The poor fellow was demented.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
She crouches about like a creature demented.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
The people seemed demented.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
For if the great Londoners thought us quaint, surely the little country station idlers would swear we were demented.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
Even then she was beginning to invite attention by her singular manners and discourse, which led many to believe her demented.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Volney has given it out that the lady is his wife and is demented.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
The demented shepherd's way of speaking of taking a human life, even though a worthless one, or a vicious one, was eager and hungry.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Rachel had a pretty face, with which Benjamin had grown suddenly demented.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
My wife went towards her, but stopped and fell back into my arms at the sight of her demented look.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Her life, she said, was spoiled by being known as the daughter of a demented monomaniac.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
He considered "this poor demented creature" with an almost sad expression.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
To judge from the jumble of figures, it was the product of his poor, demented brain.
"The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam" by John Henry Goldfrap
Might she not be, if nothing worse, merely a poor demented creature?
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
He spread out his arms and burst into a chuckling sort of laugh, like one demented.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

That came under the hammer.
That high stool you swung that day
Demented by my being
Twenty minutes late for baby-minding.
"The Minotaur" by Ted Hughes
iYo, que a tus ojos en mi agonia
Los ojos vuelvo de noche y dia;
Yo, que incansable corro y demente
Tras una sombra, tras la hija ardiente
De una vision!
"Rimas XV" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

In news:

It doesn't commit any of the excessive, demented gaffes that make a truly disastrous musical something for the record books.
After seven years as a professional kickboxer and more than 100 fights, Evans resident Stevie Dement knew his career was winding down.
Kickboxer Stevie Dement, of Evans, won the bronze medal in the world championships held recently in Dublin.
From Where Demented Wented, the work of Rory Hayes.
Iris DeMent wants songs to be worth the wait.
Armond White on the Future of the Arts, Barbra in Brooklyn and Iris Dement .
Iris DeMent Sings the Delta.
During the last decade, Iris DeMent 's New York concerts featured an expanding repertoire of new folk songs uncannily attuned to the needs of the audience.
Singer and songwriter Iris Dement will perform Dec 7 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Iris Dement will perform an intimate set at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Dec 7.
Dement began writing songs at the age of 25.
An Evening With Iris Dement Presented by American Express.
Iris Dement and Greg Brown, Friday night at the Folly Theater.
UNCG's decision to part ways with men's basketball coach Mike Dement on Tuesday didn't come as a great shock.
Iris Dement, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, guitar and keyboard player, will be performing on Sunday September 11, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 831 479-9421.
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