Examples of hyperactive in a Sentence
the skyrocketing price of oil resulted in a wildly fluctuating, hyperactive stock market
hyperactive children who are in dire need of a guardian with a firm hand
Recent Examples of hyperactive from the Web
Woody Woodpecker This new film about a classic cartoon character, a hyperactive little bird, never took off and is being released direct-to-video.
The hyperactive pace of this year’s 60-day short legislative session shows in the numbers.
The space seemed claustrophobic and the people hyperactive.
The story can't seem to decide which character to concentrate on, jumping from character arc to character arc like a hyperactive child and robbing any plot thread of any emotional heft.
Renamed Bingo here to avoid legal complications, this hyperactive mischief merchant makes for an alluringly amoral anti-hero, even if Rezende fails to flesh him out into a fully rounded character.
First known as a hyperactive party promoter turned manager from Queens who helped boost Run-DMC, Simmons was among the first to view hip-hop as a big business and cultural force.
As Kildare, the dogged police inspector on the tail of a hyperactive serial killer, Mr. Nighy performs a symphony of sneers, squints and suspicious lip-pursing.
Stromboli is one of several active (in its case, hyperactive) volcanoes in Italy, from Sicily’s Mount Etna to Mount Vesuvius near Naples, which buried Pompeii 2,000 years ago.
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First Known Use of hyperactive
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medical Definition of hyperactive
- Scientists suspect in certain genetically susceptible people, the immune cells remain hyperactive long after the infectious agent has been cleared from the body.
- —Kathy Fackelmann, Science News, 23 Oct. 1993
- A growing number of parents suspect that the powerful stimulant Ritalin—long prescribed for its paradoxically tranquilizing effect on hyperactive children—has become a convenience for teachers seeking quiet classrooms …
- —David Gates. Newsweek, 23 Nov. 1987
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