rampant


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rampant

(of an arch) having one abutment higher than the other
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For my fear is the fear of long ago, the fear that was rampant in the Younger World, and in the youth of the Younger World.
Or there was disease, ever rampant, one of Luck's grimmest whims.
He envied Joe, down in the village, rampant, tearing the slats off the bar, his brain gnawing with maggots, exulting in maudlin ways over maudlin things, fantastically and gloriously drunk and forgetful of Monday morning and the week of deadening toil to come.
But his curiosity was rampant, and several minutes later he was venturing forth on a new quest.
Troy answered, looking at the old rogue who had disgraced an honorable profession, as he might have looked at a reptile which had just risen rampant at his feet.
At last the father pushed open a door and they entered a lighted room in which a large woman was rampant.
They call me old-fashioned now, and I 'd rather be thought that, though it is n't pleasant, than be set down as a rampant woman's rights reformer," said Polly, in whose memory many laughs, and snubs, and sarcasms still lingered, forgiven but not forgotten.
Ah, it's all very well to defy them, but you are getting so rampant, I'm afraid you will defy me next, and then where are we?
Rabourdin, who said to himself: "A minister should have decision, should know public affairs, and direct their course," saw "Report" rampant throughout France, from the colonel to the marshal, from the commissary of police to the king, from the prefects to the ministers of state, from the Chamber to the courts.
if men by selling their own souls could ride rampant for a term, for how short a term would I barter mine tonight
Most influential, however, for the time-being, was Lyly's style, which is the most conspicuous English example of the later Renaissance craze, then rampant throughout Western Europe, for refining and beautifying the art of prose expression in a mincingly affected fashion.
With death at his heels, Tarzan thrilled with the joy of such living as this; but would he reach the trees ahead of the rampant death so close behind?