Ranting


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Ranting

Boiler, Boanerges
a zealous, raving preacher. [Br. Lit.: The Uncommercial Traveller]
Gantry, Elmer
fire-breathing, hypocritical preacher. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
Howler, Rev. Melchisedech
ranting loudmouth. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Finally, the conductor gives the signal to two people at once--and then everyone all at once--with the result of wild ranting and voices growing louder and louder.
Who's ranting? I included Irshad Manji's sexual orientation because I knew that, if I excluded it, an astute reader would raise it anyway as if to suggest that Ms Manji's lesbianism automatically prevented her from telling the truth and/or negated her arguments.
I hope there will be no more ranting from the Chronicle.
They would rather revel in ranting than resolve to remedy what ails us.
AP--"Joe Canadian"--who made a name for himself last year ranting in a beer commercial that everything about America overshadows its neighbor to the north--has headed south.
At least Moliere's ranters, being French, leavened rage with a sardonic wit (ranting in couplets tends to do that); they even eventually accepted the world's shortcomings.
 He later added, "Tomorrow, the headlines are going to be, 'Donald Trump rants and raves.'I'm not ranting and raving."
One study assessed whether individuals felt calmer or angrier after ranting on an Internet site, and whether people who frequent rant-sites are more likely to have problems related to anger.
English teacher and writer Chris Firth had the idea for the animation called Richard Ranting.
CONGRATULATIONS to actor Ian Hart (ECHO, April 30) for confirming the stereotype about schizophrenics-that they are all mad, ranting people unable to hold themselves together in normal society.