Examples of madwoman in a Sentence
a story about a madwoman locked up by her husband
She is a madwoman on the dance floor.
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The novel opens with the crime, so its readability (helped by Sam Taylor’s cool translation) comes from the back story: the transformation of Louise from good fairy to madwoman in the attic.
Cotillard’s madwoman contortions cannot pass for innocent adolescent pique, and this exposes the film’s fakery.
Jaime and Cersei are spitting some mad anti-Daenerys propaganda, telling the remaining houses loyal to the Lannisters that the Dragon Queen is a murderous madwoman who controls an army of savages.
Add to that the almost wicked tone of the poem; its haunting last sentence could be followed by a madwoman’s cry or cackle.
Ajo Kawir, a Javanese teenager, witnesses the brutal rape of a local madwoman by two policemen, and from that moment on is rendered impotent.
And there is an all-knowing, imprisoned madwoman who sends out paper birds.
The origin story of one of literature’s most famous madwomen has already been deftly imagined by Jean Rhys in Wide Sargasso Sea.
But Léa wonders if her sister is a penitent, a madwoman or a monster, and her husband is terrified for the safety of their daughters.
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MADWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of madwoman for English Language Learners
: a woman who has severe mental illness : an insane woman
: a woman who acts in a wild and uncontrolled way
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