How to use Amok in a sentence
The children were running amok when their teacher stepped away from the classroom.
Police officers from the neighboring city were called in to restore order after rioters ran amok in the streets.
Whe the robot started going amok and could not be controlled, the engineers realized they had made a terrible mistake in the programming.
She does not let the kids have sugar after dinner because they would run amok at bedtime.
Disciplinarian. I don't let them run amok and follow their feelings.Advertisement
As the English phrase "running amok" implies, the syndrome is characterized by sudden outbursts of indiscriminate aggression or murderous rage that are completely unprovoked or that are triggered by trivial slights.
With regard to gender, 80 percent of individuals diagnosed with IED in the United States are adolescent and adult males; amok is a syndrome that almost always involves males.
Much has been written concerning the acts of homicidal mania called amuck (amok), which word in the vernacular means to attack.
It was formerly believed that these outbursts were to be attributed to madness pur et simple, and some cases of amok can certainly be traced to this source.
The typical amok is usually the result of circumstances which render a Malay desperate.Advertisement
Briefly, where a man of another race might not improbably commit suicide, a Malay runs amok, killing all whom he may meet until he himself is slain.
Over the past year, there have been a rash of young, beautiful and talented Hollywood starlets that have, for lack of a better phrase, run amok.
The danger comes from madmen drunk on power, ancient beings awakened and running amok or other such catastrophic devices.
One culturally specific psychiatric syndrome resembling IED is amok, which was first reported in Malaysia.
Some researchers consider amok to be a variant of intermittent explosive disorder.Advertisement
The fans were described as running amok because they stopped traffic throughout the downtown area after their team won.
It was formerly believed that these violent outbursts were to be attributed to madness pure and simple, and some cases of amok can certainly be traced to this source.
The typical amok of mass assault is usually the result of circumstances which render a Malay desperate.
It's been said, where a man of another race might not improbably commit suicide, a Malay runs amok, killing all whom he may meet until he himself is slain.