Definition of frantic
Origin of frantic
OTHER WORDS FROM franticfran·ti·cal·ly, adverbfran·tic·ness, noun
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How to use frantic in a sentence
Lawmakers file so many bills during the frantic sessions, rushing from hearing room to hearing room, that they often leave special interests to hammer out the details.Inside the Utility Company Lobbying Blitz That Will Hike Electric Bills|by Patrick Wilson, Richmond Times-Dispatch|October 9, 2020|ProPublica
I felt slightly frantic, knowing that, in the early pandemic period, every minute spent together in the house brought greater risk.
Cork boards keep everything in easy view, eliminating annoying paper piles and frantic searching for necessary items.
As frantic work continues to find a vaccine, countries like Nigeria continue to do all they can to curb the spread of the virus.Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2|Christian Happi|September 7, 2020|Quartz
Some places seem to be getting into phase two-and-a-half, with the most frantic shopping starting to subside.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 9, 2020|Freakonomics
After much frantic buzzing about the lot, he's located and changes his plans at the last minute.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Israel also said that the increasingly frantic tone of the emails was because they were an honest assessment of the state of play.How Those Crazy Democratic Fundraising Emails Work|David Freedlander|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Recently, I listened to the entire frantic news conference from that Sept. 11, 2001 afternoon.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS|Josh Robin|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A phone call, a frantic trip, an abrupt change of holiday plans.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Considering the adventure Bernstein was about to embark on, the frantic atmosphere was kind of fitting.
Frantic applause, several times repeated, which drowned the voice of the orator.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Half frantic, I dashed forward, snatching as I did so a rapier from the wall, the only weapon handy.Uncanny Tales|Various
Frantic with fright, she implored her Maker to have mercy on her, remarking at the same time, "The devil has got me at last."
And so saying, the mis-shapen little demon set up a hideous yell, and danced upon the ground as if frantic with rage.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
A frantic horse kicks tolerably hard you know, but I shall be able to tell you more when the doctor comes to-morrow.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss