She turned towards Lucy in silent amazement, unable to divine the reason or object of such a declaration; and though her complexion varied, she stood firm in incredulity, and felt in no danger of an hysterical fit
, or a swoon.
And suddenly tearing away from their clinging arms she burst into a hysterical fit
of tears, bowing herself on the chest of drawers and repeating incessantly, "O yes, yes, yes
Presently the hysterical fit
passed away, and, laying her hands upon my shoulders, she gazed for a while into my face, as though trying to read it--something I said to her, but it was clear that she did not hear it.
Raddle paused to listen whether the repetition of the taunt had roused her better half; and finding that it had not been successful, proceeded to descend the stairs with sobs innumerable; when there came a loud double knock at the street door; whereupon she burst into an hysterical fit
of weeping, accompanied with dismal moans, which was prolonged until the knock had been repeated six times, when, in an uncontrollable burst of mental agony, she threw down all the umbrellas, and disappeared into the back parlour, closing the door after her with an awful crash.
Fan's next proceeding gave her friend another surprise, for, being rather ashamed of herself, very much relieved, and quite at a loss what to say, she took refuge in an hysterical fit
of tears, which changed Polly's anger into tenderness at once.
which he snatched up with the fondness of a father saving his only child from peril, enabled me to dash out after him, dragging my all--a change of suit--in a hysterical fit
of laughter at the strange lamentation of our brother-officer.
In the retreats to the "small world" that eventually frame Murphy's "slap-up psychosis" (115), Beckett explicitly associates him with hysteria and does so in such a way that his trances mimic the ecstatic and theatrical paralysis of the hysterical fit
The director was not prepared for the actress's graveyard upset and hysterical fit
, as she along with leading actor Eyad Nassar did all they could to calm her down.
LINDSAY Lohan has been put into "lockdown" after a hysterical fit
in front of fellow cons.
In the psychiatric ward, she tried to commit suicide by taking a handful of sleeping pills which her mother provided her with, thinking that they would calm her hysterical fit
103) and renders it an exaggerated, performative rendition of Hermione's supposed sexual license and infidelity from the perspective of Leontes: a dissatisfied womb raging about "fells" Hermione with a hysterical fit
, so she performs an apropos revivification.
William Safire got so excited, he denounced his own newspaper in a hysterical fit
of ad hominemism: "Do not swallow this speculative rewriting of recent events," he warned readers.