• WordNet 3.6
    • v madden make mad "His behavior is maddening"
    • v madden drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
    • v madden cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Madden To become mad; to act as if mad. "They rave, recite, and madden round the land."
    • Madden To make mad; to drive to madness; to drive to insanity; to craze.
    • Madden To make very angry; to enrage; to excite violently with passion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • madden To become mad; act as if mad.
    • madden To make mad; excite violently; enrage; craze.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Madden to make mad: to enrage
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  • Christopher Morley
    “There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ge-mǽd; Old Sax. ge-méd, foolish, Ice. meidd-r, hurt.


In literature:

His thoughts maddened him.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The sound maddened Tatsu.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The thought was maddening.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
Sergeant Madden dialed for message-recording and gruffly left word for Timmy.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The booming ice roared on, deafening, maddening.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
These maddened her with pity, almost with rage.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
There she stood washing up over the sink, seething with a conflict which almost maddened her.
"The Privet Hedge" by J. E. Buckrose
It maddens me when I think of it.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Mr. Madden was already busy when Joyce was shown unto his room.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
It is to risk my life; but what care I, for love has maddened me.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
The tough oak resisted; the chisel slipped; it was maddeningly slow work.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
It was a maddening situation.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I need not say that this maddened me more than ever and made me act in anything but a creditable way.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Bolitho's tones, therefore, maddened him, and he was almost beside himself.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
I tell you it is maddening.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Maddened with famine and frost, men were seen to spring, with wildly exulting cries, into the flames of burning houses.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The inaction was maddening.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
The absurd face value that he gave to facts was enough to madden any woman.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
On the floor of William Mancarro's house, groaning with pain and grief, lay Patrick Madden, a furnace man of the Cambria Iron Company.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Again and again was the goblet drained and replenished, until the maddening spell of intoxication was upon them both.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn

In poetry:

All the furies of fate circled round the man,
Maddening his heart,
There was old murder done before play began,
Ay, the ghost took part.
"After The Play" by Robert Graves
'Man is born—and man must live!'
Thus anger read its maddening creed:
'If I take what they won't give,
Can heaven itself frown on the deed?'
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
"Man is born—and man must live!"
Thus anger read its maddening creed:
"If I take what they won't give,
"Can heaven itself frown on the deed?"
"Plough And Loom" by Ernest Jones
She is glad to receive your turquoise ring,
Dear and dark-eyed Lover of mine!
I, to have given you everything:
Beauty maddens the soul like Wine.
"Deserted Gipsy's Song: Hillside Camp" by Laurence Hope
"Though you lay at her feet the days to be,
Now no longer Lover of mine!
You can give her naught that you gave not me:
Beauty maddened my soul like Wine!
"Deserted Gipsy's Song: Hillside Camp" by Laurence Hope
"She is proud to have held aloof her charms,
Slender, dark-eyed Lover of mine!
But I, of the night you lay in my arms:
Beauty maddens the sense like Wine!
"Deserted Gipsy's Song: Hillside Camp" by Laurence Hope

In news:

The Curious 'Madden NFL 13' Game Review Trailer.
This is in an interesting trailer from EA Sports for Madden NFL 13.
Even though I didn't vote and I don't play Madden, I am a Browns fan.
Rubio, Cutter & Madden on "Face the Nation".
Olympic hopes dashed as Cazenovia's Beezie Madden is eliminated.
Vicki Madden, a teacher at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies.
Pinkerton junior Matt Madden (49), an All- Division 1 selection, is mainstay at fullback and linebacker.
With the Dodgers , first baseman James Loney seemed to be constantly tinkering with his swing, which pretty much everyone but him found maddening.
Pinkerton Academy football from left JUNIORS Matt Madden, Manny Latimore, Jake Lisauskas.
Kevin Madden Credits the Obama Campaign for Changing the Electorate .
Rookies envision their 'Madden' characters.
James Lang/US PresswireTrent Richardson hopes his speed rating in "Madden NFL 13" is at least 92 -- it was 88 in last year's "NCAA" -- and he expects to have a devastating stiff arm.
Johnson tweets about Madden exclusion .
A Dark, Maddening Fantasy Well- Executed .
UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice: "We're providing high-quality care.".

In science:

We thank Norman Madden, Dennis Carr, Alan Salmi, and James Brennan for invaluable technical assistance an advice.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
Currently, we are working on the magnitude differences between the methods so that we can apply TE to identify the information flow between the relevant climate variables of the tropical disturbance, called Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO).
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Eriksson, J., Girod, L., Hull, L., Newton, R., Madden, S., and Balakrishnan, H.: The pothole patrol: Using a mobile sensor network for road surface monitoring. In: Proceeding of the 6th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services, pp. 29–39.
Hull, A., Bychkovsky, V., Zhang, Y., Chen, K., Goraczko, M., Miu, A., Shih, E., Balakrishnan, H. and Madden, S.: CarTel: a distributed mobile sensor computing system.
Madden, “Graceful exit and energy conditions in string cosmology,” Phys.
Cosmological Entropy Bounds
Clark W. M., Wissman S., Albers G. W., Jhamandas J. H., Madden K. P. and Hamilton S. (1999) Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (Alteplase) for ischemic stroke 3 to 5 hours after symptom onset.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Madden. ”Can We Still Keep the Faith?”: A debate on the Future of Multi-Core Systems.
The Multi-Core Era - Trends and Challenges
Madden, S., Gehrke, J.: Query processing in sensor networks.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
Deshpande, A., Guestrin, C., Madden, S., Hellerstein, J., Hong, W.: Model-driven data acquisition in sensor networks.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
Madden, S., Franklin, M.J., Hellerstein, J.M., Hong, W.: TAG: a tiny aggregation service for ad-hoc sensor networks.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
Madden, S., Szewczyk, R., Franklin, M.J., Culler, D.: Supporting aggregate queries over adhoc wireless sensor networks.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
Naughton, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Divyakant Agrawal and Samuel Madden.
A Decade of Database Research Publications
The theory of the charmless semileptonic decays is maddeningly difficult.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
The old any sign of the expected pseudoscalar radial excitation η ′ Crystal Ball claim of a state at 3594 MeV/c2 , which was too distant from the ψ ′ for theoretical comfort, is rather decisively ruled out, but it is somewhat maddening that the real η ′ c has not shown itself.
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Phys. Chem . B 2003 , 107 , 282 . (13 ) Keen, D. A.; Hull, S.; Barnes, A. C.; Berastegui, P.; Crichton, W. A.; Madden, P. A.; Tucker M. G.; Wilson, M. Phys . Rev . B, 2003 , 68 , 014117 . (14 ) Bitrián, V.; Silbert, M; Trullàs, J; Enosaki, T; Kawakita, Y; Takeda, S. J.
Molecular Dynamics Study of Polarizable Ion Models for Molten AgBr