madden

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • Christopher Morley
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    “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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
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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.".
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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.
FuturICT
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.
FuturICT
Madden, “Graceful exit and energy conditions in string cosmology,” Phys.
Cosmological Entropy Bounds
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