One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In or into a state of madness.
- ‘‘It's enough to drive a man out of his senses, all this waiting,’ remarked Jim, attempting to bring some normality to the situation.’
- ‘The child I was back then was shocked out of my senses, only starring disbelievingly at her half opened gaze.’
- ‘You might frighten her out of her senses, if it came to a struggle between you two men.’
- ‘He was often dazed and drifted out of his senses while staring emptily into nothingness.’
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