When later we were living in Guildford, he had a series of crazes.
Just as fads will for a time sway human life, so crazes may run through all animals of a given kind.
But, like all men who are good for anything, he had some crazes: and one of them was Macaulay.
To answer this question in part, let us examine his behavior in mental epidemics and crazes.
It is inconvenient to stand aloof from these crazes, and it is dangerous to oppose them.
But no school lives on one grand idea; and this school had its chimeras and crotchets—almost its crazes.
Sporadic social reform movements take the form of crazes and illustrate294 the same laws.
And there's no use worrying a woman that you respect about your crazes.
When Sainte-Beuve published it, he had run up, or down, a rather curious gamut of creeds and crazes.
He has three crazes that have nearly ruined the mass of his poetry.
mid-14c., crasen, craisen "to shatter," probably Germanic and perhaps ultimately from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse *krasa "shatter"), but entering English via an Old French form (cf. Modern French écraser). Original sense preserved in crazy quilt pattern and in reference to pottery glazing (1832). Mental sense perhaps comes via transferred sense of "be diseased or deformed" (mid-15c.), or it might be an image. Related: Crazed; crazing.
late 15c., "break down in health," from craze (v.) in its Middle English sense; this led to a noun sense of "mental breakdown," and by 1813 to the extension to "mania, fad," or, as The Century Dictionary (1902) defines it, "An unreasoning or capricious liking or affectation of liking, more or less sudden and temporary, and usually shared by a number of persons, especially in society, for something particular, uncommon, peculiar, or curious ...."