a state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place.
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How to use cabin fever in a sentence
Elbow bumps may replace those handshakes for a few years, but cabin fever has me fantasizing about visiting some of my favorite wine regions in person as soon as opportunity allows.Is your favorite imported wine low in stock? Blame the pandemic. | Dave McIntyre | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Office workers logged on from cramped apartments, paying bills but struggling to balance professional duties with childcare needs or to manage loneliness, anxiety, cabin fever.HBO’s COVID Diaries NYC Is a Bracing, Authentic Antidote to Fluffy Quarantine TV | Judy Berman | March 9, 2021 | Time
Our natural hunger for new horizons is at the root of cabin fever.Homecomings used to feel special. But that was before we spent all our time at home. | Liz Langley | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
After three seasons of this pandemic during which kids could mostly cure their cabin fever with bike rides and socially distanced outdoor games, we’re staring down the next few months of winter, where one short day pushes into the next short day.A pandemic winter feels daunting. Here’s how parents can help kids cope. | Amy Joyce | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Those cravings aren’t just cabin fever—the human body hungers for companionship in much the way we hunger for food, according to a new study conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.You’re not crazy—you really hunger for social contact, scientists say | kdunn6 | November 24, 2020 | Fortune
They think me and Rory have gotten cabin fever and been on set too long, just talking in this random language.‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams on Arya Stark’s S4 Journey and Her Crush on Andrew Garfield | Marlow Stern | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then, Rubin sent it over to his college classmate, Evan Astrowsky, who produced cabin fever.Inside ‘Zombeavers’: The Gross-Out Tribeca Flick About Killer Zombie Beavers Hunting Sexy Coeds | Marlow Stern | April 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This very black sci-fi comedy is part 2001 satire, part cabin fever.
With all the activity seething around us, and with only Stein and myself to keep each other company, we were getting cabin fever.Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred
cabin fever no longer tormented them with its magnifying of little things.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for cabin fever
mainly Canadian acute depression resulting from being isolated or sharing cramped quarters in the wilderness, esp during the long northern winter
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cabin fever
Distress or anxiety caused by prolonged confinement in a small or remote place, as in We've been snowed in for a week and everyone has cabin fever. Originating in the West, this term at first alluded to being penned up in a remote cabin during a long winter but has since been applied more broadly. [Late 1800s]
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