Definition of hysterics :
- Miss Jessie is off in hysterics, and your madam looks like a thunder- gust- quarrelling, I should surmise. - "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
- He further knew that, on the principle of calm succeeding to storm, after a morning of hysterics his mother was sure to indulge in an afternoon of bed. - "Shirley", Charlotte BrontÃ«.
- Nevertheless he had an inward conviction that Sabina would not go into hysterics at the sight. - "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.