Sentence Examples

  • As the English phrase "running amok" implies, the syndrome is characterized by sudden outbursts of indiscriminate aggression or murderous rage that are completely unprovoked or that are triggered by trivial slights.
  • With regard to gender, 80 percent of individuals diagnosed with IED in the United States are adolescent and adult males; amok is a syndrome that almost always involves males.
  • The children were running amok when their teacher stepped away from the classroom.
  • Police officers from the neighboring city were called in to restore order after rioters ran amok in the streets.
  • The fans were described as running amok because they stopped traffic throughout the downtown area after their team won.

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