Example sentences for: insane

How can you use “insane” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The compromise verdict--that du Pont wasn't legally insane but was mentally ill--reduces his sentence from life to between five and 40 years, the first part of which he will spend in a mental hospital.

  • Minor, a convicted murderer who spent most of his life in institutions for the criminally insane.

  • The consensus so far on Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan is that Edmund Morris, the biographer who inserted a fictionalized version of himself into his work, is just this side of insane and his publishers just that side of exploitative and corrupt.

  • I know this because my bidding strategy, which would appear insane to any casual but thoughtful observer, makes sense only in the presence of a compulsion to spend as much time as possible monitoring my auctions.

  • The other, John Von Neumann, may not have been clinically insane, but he did serve as the real-life model for the title character in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove .


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