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English citations of megrim


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ME « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.
A fancy, a whim, a freak, a caprice
  • 1969Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 193:
    We do not wish to be too hard on Marina; after all, her blood throbs in our wrists and temples, and many of our megrims are hers, not his.
  • 1992Stephen King, Gerald's Game
    No, she thought her imagination had more than earned its right to a few hallucinatory megrims, but it remained important for her to remember she'd been alone that night.
Depression, low spirits, unhappiness
  • 1996Stephen King, Desperation
    He was turning around, zipping his fly, talking mostly to keep the megrims away (they had been gathering like vultures just lately, those megrims), and now he stopped doing everything at once.