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erotomania

 [ĕ-rot″o-ma´ne-ah]
1. a disorder in which the subject believes that a person, usually older and of higher social status, is deeply in love with him or her; failure of the object of the delusion to respond to the subject's advances are rationalized, and pursuit and harassment of the object of the delusion may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.
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er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(er'ō-tō-mā'nē-ă),
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of unattainable status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]
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erotomania

(ĭ-rō′tə-mā′nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
1. Excessive sexual desire.
2. Psychiatry A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.

e·ro′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
e·ro′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
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(1) A condition affecting a young woman who believes that an older man of higher socioeconomic status is in love with her. Cf Bovarism
(2) Erotomanic delusion, hypersexuality; A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania
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erotomania

Sexology Hypersexuality A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Cherambault-Kandinsky syndrome, Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(ĕ-rot'ō-mā'nē-ă)
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of higher socioeconomic status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]
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Such an explication could easily be extended through the entire novel in which the concept of enduring love is explored via the three main characters: 1) Joe and his fight to maintain his relationship with Clarissa, 2) Clarissa and her study of Keats's enduring love of Fanny Brawne, and 3) Jed Parry, the evangelical erotomaniac and his absurd insistence that Joe has fallen in love with him during the balloon incident and that god has ordained their amorous union.
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Like the erotomaniac, this stalker believes that if the victim would simply acknowledge the stalker's existence, the victim would fall in love with the stalker.
hi 1940, the New York court that overturned his appointment to City College denounced his logic lectures as lecherous, libidinous, lustful, venerous, erotomaniac, aphrodisiac, irreverent, and narrow-minded.
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Perhaps the Republicans who called Anita Hill an erotomaniac with "proclivities" would like to prove the genuineness of their sudden conversion to the anti- violence-against-women movement by joining in.
The main characters of Journey to the Eind of Spring, an unnamed professor and his pupil Tajsi, are not only picaresque figures, but also erotomaniacs and compulsive writers, whose neopicaresque perspective is captured through satire and irony.
[...] The conformist anxiety of being sexually liberated transforms the youth into miserable and neurotic erotomaniacs, eternally unsatisfied (precisely because their sexual freedom is received, not struggled for and gained) and therefore unhappy.
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It is tempting simply to recapitulate the many stories Appignanesi tells, for they are fascinating, especially those from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, when murderesses, cataleptics, and erotomaniacs were analyzed and treated (and in the process, Appignanesi suggests, often produced) by empiricists, mesmerists, and psychoanalysts.
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In effect, William's automatons have become our erotomaniacs and rather than refuting the primitivism of William's evolutionary psychologism, Lindstrom simply reconstitutes that primitivism using Freud and Lacan to eroticise the desires of others in a way that never pays attention to indigenous understandings of desire and sexuality.