The 'despair' group
These nouns refer to someone's physical or emotional state.
She was in a coma for two weeks.
I still love him but I am in despair.
She was in hysterics. She was screaming.
He was always in a better mood with a meal inside him.
I found him in good spirits.
Repose is used when describing someone's face looking peaceful. Whirl is used when talking about someone's thoughts being confused.
in agony in denial in despair* in ecstasy* in fear (of ...) in fits* in good form in hysterics* in labour* in love in mourning* in pain in repose in seventh heaven in shock* in stitches in tears* in torment in a cold sweat* in a coma* in a ferment in a frenzy* in a fury* in a huff* in a panic* in a rage* in a reverie* in a spin* in a state* in a stew in a stupor* in a sulk* in a temper* in a tizzy* in a trance* in a whirl in a ... frame of mind* in a ... humour* in a ... mood* in a ... state of mind* in a ... temper in good/bad humour in ... spirits
Even when his face was in repose, the gleam of good humour lurked in his grey eyes.
My thoughts were in a whirl.
The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
When Serge Gainsbourg died, the entire French nation went into mourning.
Thunderstorms threw her into a panic.
I burst into tears and ran off the stage.