madwoman madwoman

Definition(s):

  • (n) a woman lunatic

Usage(s):

  1. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Bertha is the madwoman locked in the attic by her husband Rochester, the simmering Englishman whose children Jane has been hired to tutor.
  2. Gentlemen, she was only a part-time madwoman.
  3. Because he's the madwoman in the attic the secret we don't want our kids to discover.

News

  • Joy: Shanghai Review

    A madwoman is caught up in a travesty of justice in a contemporary Greek tragedy. read more
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. "I was as angry as a madwoman," Zhang said. "I said, 'Are you idiots? You are well-dressed people who look like you identify with society, but you don't know what's going on on planet Earth.' It's incredible!"
    on May 27, 2008 By: Zhang Ziyi Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  2. "I have to be very, very strong, so I'm working out like a madwoman. Basically, anything Jen Garner did in Alias, expect in this film," said Anne and demonstrates an impressive karate chop she has learned since becoming Agent 99. "My...
    on Jun 8, 2008 By: Anne Hathaway Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  3. In the text on the wall next to his pictures, Guler describes the city where he was born as a "Madwoman of Chaillot" who has grown old but never neglects her appearance: "Touch this madwoman of the palace known as Istanbul anywhere you like,...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Ara Guler Source: International Herald Tribune

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