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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unhinged affected with madness or insanity "a man who had gone mad"
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  • Julie De Lespinasse
    Julie De Lespinasse
    “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!”


In literature:

Thus by a little innovation might their whole usages be unhinged.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
It is enough to unhinge the reason, the pronunciation of modern Greek, I mean.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
I thought religion had to run through one's life, instead of hinging and unhinging it when one chose.
"'Our guy'" by Mrs. E. E. Boyd
He unhinges no gates, smashes no windows, does no injury.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
The thought of death unhinged her.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
During this time of unimaginable trouble some of the strongest minds were unhinged.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
He examined the lock of the unhinged door, which had subsided on the floor.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
He dreaded that her mind might be unhinged.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
He saw it and his joints were unhinged with fear.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
The excitement of the wedding must have unhinged his mind.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
Now, though he was glad for her happiness, yet he felt the pain of the separation so keenly that it unhinged his mind again.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
Under such circumstances his mind may have been unhinged.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
But her mind had never been unhinged, as Paul Merrick thought.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Therefore, he summed up, everything now hinged on whether or not Her Majesty was unhinged.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Mr. Barbauld's mind had been once unhinged; his protestations were passionate and somewhat dramatic.
"A Book of Sibyls" by Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
Then only was he able to unhinge the door.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
This terrible trouble as unhinged you.
"The Haute Noblesse" by George Manville Fenn
Why should this fair Saxon thus unhinge me?
"The Last of the Vikings" by John Bowling
The truth is, the child is a bit unhinged.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Silas K(itto) Hocking
Again, the only reasonable explanation seems to be that her mind has become slightly unhinged.
"The House Opposite" by Elizabeth Kent

In poetry:

The garden fence is broken down,
Unhinged the garden gate,
The roof of thatch has sunk and flown,
And all is desolate.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
"Envenom'd Passions all his thoughts unhinge!
The Slave of Vice must thy companion move;
If still he burns with thirst of dire Revenge,
Lawless Ambition, or unhallow'd Love.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield

In news:

Efforts increasingly counterproductive and unhinged from history.
Republican Politicians Call Biden ' Curmudgeon, ' 'Unhinged,' and 'Drunk'.
Todd Akin has plenty of company in Republicans' unhinged faction .
So it happened — that inevitable wayward superstorm, straying just a bit too far north, fueled by a warmer ocean and unhinged climate patterns.
More than unhinged, Soderbergh's action flick makes no sense.
As if he wasn't unhinged enough, Michael Lohan is now claiming that he helped Octomom — aka Nadya Suleman — get on the path to rehab to kick her Xanax addiction.
Computer Woes Unhinge Furniture Maker.
Donald Trump Wins Election Night's 'Most Unhinged Conservative' Award.
Priebus calls Biden's debate performance ' unhinged '.
'Boom' costar Jason Miller seems unhinged .
U-Haul rental comes unhinged .
Todd Akin has plenty of company in Republicans' unhinged faction.
The Missouri Legislature, Unhinged Again.
President Obama's reelection has caused right-wingers to become completely unhinged.
Star-crossed 'Misfits,' a cynical 'Horse,' an 'Unhinged' rarity and more.