Sentence Examples


  • Throughout his life, but particularly in the later part of it, he was subject to prolonged fits of melancholia, during which he would not even speak.
  • Horrible mental depression and melancholia are present, and there may be hallucinations of vision and hearing passing into violent delirium.
  • He had been from his early youth subject to fits of melancholia, and during several short periods was actually insane.
  • In Vertigo he really gets beneath the skin of a deranged romantic obsessive who develops acute melancholia.
  • Melancholia sung with passion and abandon, he really connected with the crowd tonight.

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