noun, verb plural -sies

an obsolete spelling of frenzy

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Examples from the Web for phrensy

Historical Examples of phrensy

  • It was just the appeal to rouse such hearts to a phrensy of enthusiasm.

    Maria Antoinette

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • The announcement of this entirely unparalleled and intolerable requisition threw the whole city into a phrensy of desperation.


    Jacob Abbott

  • It is well known, that theatrical parties distracted the Roman citizens, and rose almost to phrensy.

  • Some threw their riders; others, seized with a sort of phrensy, became entirely independent of control.

    Cyrus the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • This accident has cut off our last hope of reconciliation, and a phrensy of revenge seems to have seized all ranks of people.