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frantic

mod. great; wild. We had a frantic time at Chez Freddy.
References in classic literature ?
Frantically Jane wielded the paddle in an effort to carry her craft close alongside the steamer.
Slowly at first and at last frantically he searched through the remaining pockets of his clothing.
Goaded to madness by the cruel misfortune that had tripped me when success was almost within my grasp, I tore frantically across the intervening space, and just beneath the rope's dangling end I put my earthly muscles to the supreme test.
The banth slipped and clutched frantically at the deck.
The imposing figure of Nesvitski followed by his Cossack, and the determination of Denisov who flourished his sword and shouted frantically, had such an effect that they managed to squeeze through to the farther side of the bridge and stopped the infantry.
The Saw-Horse would probably have paid no attention to this, but just then it stepped a leg into a gopher-hole and stumbled head-over-heels to the ground, where it lay upon its back, frantically waving its four legs in the air.
When "Dixie" was being played a dark-haired young man sprang up from somewhere with a Mosby guerrilla yell and waved frantically his soft- brimmed hat.
I have nothing, I tell you--I have nothing," he cried, frantically.
He caught her hand in his, and began to clasp it frantically, calling: "Look at me
Frantically the lion sought to scramble up the bole of the tree.
Numa was striking frantically at the grass rope with his fore claws.
Eagerly and frantically they tried to move it by their combined weight.
said the stage-manager, frantically pushing his hands through his rebellious hair.
Police frantically searched the Stray and Redcar seafront area yesterday and launched an urgent appeal, after they received a report from a member of the public to say the youngster had been spotted walking along the Coast Road.
And hours after the referendum's outcome was announced, Britons were frantically searching Google to find out: "What is the EU?