monomaniac


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mon·o·ma·ni·ac

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ak),
1. One exhibiting monomania.
2. Characterized by or relating to monomania.
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In a speech delivered upon his return to Louisville, Clay left no doubt about his belief in Pavy's misplaced priorities, remarking that: "He [Pavy] is an enthusiast, almost a monomaniac, upon the subject of Arctic exploration, and to discover the North Pole, he would sacrifice everything he has on earth--friends, home, wife, life itself--he would consign his soul to perdition, if he believed in perdition" (Apple, 1997:21).
If you are interested in taking part in The Monomaniac, contact Joe Lang at joe@joelang.com The tale has been dramatised by local author Michael Fenty.
While it would be obtuse not to concur with Ardila's claim that "those who search for metafictional levels, unreliable narrators, and good-natured monomaniac characters after 1615 are bound to find them in many works" (x), one may wonder ir this outright dismissal of such criteria for comparison might also limit the nearly ubiquitous profusion of theoretical perspectives emerging from considerations of picaresque fiction (like those based in a Bakhtinian conception of literary production) or gainsay the prolific number of speculations arising out of comparative methodologies that the essayists contributing to Parts III and IV of the book employ.
Reitman depicts Hofsess as a monomaniac, who commands the film's protagonist (Dan Goldberg) to pick up a boom pole and declares, "I can use you." Hofsess's film aesthetic had been informed by thinkers such as Wilhelm Reich, Carl Jung and Norman O.
In meting out justice according to her own code of conduct, Lionne becomes a "monomaniac" who does terrible things, not least of which is kidnapping Adelaide's biological child (461).
Why does Beckett have to be the monomaniac that Murphy clearly needs him to be?
Little could be done to change marriage, Ezra lamented, because the "religious monomaniac" Comstock prevented the free exchange of ideas by censoring the mails.
It is as though the ego were restored to its original position: it emerges from its monomaniac self-obsession and becomes once again the vehicle of the totality function.
Galinski's opponents, wrote Giordano, accused him of being "a monomaniac, overly sensitive to criticism, self-centered and conceited." Even his friends, Giordano observed, had to admit that these accusations had their grounds.
Such a crew, so officered, seemed specially picked and packed by some infernal fatality to help him to his monomaniac revenge.
Considering that this self-confessed monomaniac used to spend hours on the phone with Ariel Sharon, the so-called "man of peace" who in a saner world would have been hauled to the Hague for war crimes, Saban's influence over the Democrats should be cause for concern, to say the least.
Interdependence and the corporate were the counter to what he called "the monomaniac rejection of the empirical church" by Hoekendijk and similar thinkers; "without the church there can be no evangelism or mission" remained his view.