in hysterics

See: disordered
References in classic literature ?
Ferrars is told of it, for she was sent for as soon as ever my cousins left the house, for your sister was sure SHE would be in hysterics too; and so she may, for what I care.
No, no," gasped Gertrude, shrinking into a chair, almost in hysterics.
My mother was in hysterics, and though I endeavoured to give her every assistance in my power, I am afraid I did not do so much as I might have done
Having dressed for dinner, Clarence proceeded to the library, where he found his mother in hysterics and his father in a state of collapse on the sofa.
You be off, ma'am, this minute, and fetch a little more brandy, or we shall have you in hysterics.
As clever as those Neanderthal kids in hysterics because their old man couldn't get the hang of this new thingy called a wheel.
My mother was making the taxi driver laugh with her comments and I was in hysterics and had not realised my purse had slipped from my coat pocket.
Ashley Cole and John Terry from rival club Chelsea watched on from their VIP corner, in hysterics.
As soon as the DJ spun Candy by Cameo, Crouch, 30, dragged Jermaine Pennant and John Carew on to the dance floor to do the electric slide line dance, robot moves which had revellers, including Chelsea Ashley Cole and John Terry watching on from their in VIP, in hysterics.
The comedian had me and 20 people in hysterics while trying to have a wee.
The workmen were all in hysterics at the antics of this 18ct plonker who was still very much wet behind the ears.