bedlam bedlam  /ˈbɛd ləm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  2. (n) pejorative terms for an insane asylum

Usage(s):

  1. Instantly the auditorium was a bedlam.
  2. For a whole day Washington's Union Station was bedlam as troops of grinning boys in uniform piled off trains accompanied by young Scout Masters.
  3. The evening ended in bedlam when Wittgenstein threatened Popper with a poker.

News

  1. No doubt about Bedlam's place for OSU

    Oklahoma State's Bedlam victory in 2011 might have been one of the most cathartic wins for a program I've seen in a long time in college football. It was a combination of building a program on top of Boone Pickens' cash, escaping underneath the thumb of in-state rival Oklahoma, winning a Big 12 title and the first time out on the field after one of the toughest days in OSU history (see Scott ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. MIKE NIETO: Mount Carmel's Jason Gasser doubles his pleasure in football, now baseball

    JOLIET | Amid the bedlam, backslapping, hugging and smiling faces, Mount Carmel senior Jason Gasser stood at the pitcher's mound and soaked up the moment.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana

  3. Bob Stoops agrees with Mike Gundy’s transfer restrictions on former QB Wes Lunt

    The Bedlam rivalry is one of the fiercest in the country, but the two programs — or at least their coaches — might have more in common than they think. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops told a group at an Oklahoma … Continue reading ?
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Dr. Saturday via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "It will be absolute bedlam," Howard said of a Phillies' possible title. "It will be one of the craziest places on Earth. It's kind of scary to imagine."
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Ryan Howard Source: USA Today

  2. "If I was to not say winning here makes (Bedlam) week a lot more fun, (the media) would have to look at me like I was crazy, and I've done that before," Gundy said. "It makes practice more enjoyable, picks up everybody's spirit and obviously...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Mike Gundy Source: Mineral Wells Index

  3. "I've got a lot of respect for OU and a lot of respect for (coach) Jeff Capel," Ford said. "Both teams played hard (in Bedlam I), they were at their place, they scored more points so they deserved to win. You can throw everything out the door...
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Travis Ford Source: Tulsa World

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