enrage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enrage put into a rage; make violently angry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enrage To excite rage in; exasperate; provoke to fury or madness; make furious.
    • enrage Synonyms To irritate, incense, anger, madden, infuriate.
    • enrage To become angry or enraged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enrage en-rāj′ to make angry
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Quotations

  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    “Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enrageren (=L. in), and rage, rage.

Usage

In literature:

And an instant later his foot shot out and caught the enraged Spaniard squarely in the stomach.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
It was not the face of a man enraged.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The whigs were enraged at this high-handed proceeding.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The Baroness, driven from her reserve, stood before him like an enraged sibyl.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Xerxes, on hearing this proposal, was greatly enraged.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
When an enraged posse found Amos they filled him with bullets.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Enraged at this loss, the Cid cut his adversary fiercely across the face; but Gonzales, though bleeding copiously, still fought on bravely.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
It had only enraged the bull, without crippling him in the least degree.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
His calmness, his impudence, enraged her.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
The young bull, however, was enraged at this obstinate intrusion upon his trail.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Byelenitzyn particularly enraged him by constantly staring at him through her lorgnette.
"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Turgenieff
Enraged at the attitude of the man, Karl stepped toward him.
"The Devil" by Joseph O'Brien
Caroline Bickersteth enraged her, everybody enraged her except Jane and little Laura.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Jussuf was enraged and in despair.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Enraged Texans held in check.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
Next morning he rose sullen and enraged, and marched in gloomy silence in the rear.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
The enraged creature was about to make a spring upon him, when assistance came from a quarter altogether unexpected.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Hearing that Bacon's enraged men were pouring down upon them, Berkeley and his friends were at a loss as to what to do.
"Bacon's Rebellion, 1676" by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
The king, enraged beyond endurance, seized her by the shoulders, and thrust her violently out of the room.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Enraged by his apparent indifference, the man gave him such a violent blow that he was knocked off his legs.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
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In poetry:

Their stubborn neighbors who enraged,
United war against them waged,
By Joshua soon were overthrown,
For Gibeon's cause was now his own.
"Gibeon" by John Newton
The other two enrag'd arose;
'Our Country claims our lives,' they said.
With them I lost my Soul's repose;
That fatal hour my last hope fled.
"The French Mariner" by Robert Bloomfield
Enraged against a quondam friend,
To Wisdom once proud Fortune said
"I'll give thee treasures without end,
If thou wilt be my friend instead."
"Fortune And Wisdom" by Friedrich von Schiller
Boast not of any virtue thou hast got,
Of wealth, or honours, that to thee may fall,
But be extremely thankful for thy lot,
Lest God enrag'd shou'd rob thee of them all.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
``Vex not your mind with riddles that beguile
The unwise to wrangle over things unknown.
'Tis not for Song to enrage, but reconcile,
So to the Tower of Babel add no stone.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Or salvia!
Or dragon-mouthed salvia with gold throat of wrath!
Flame-flushed, enraged, splendid salvia,
Cock-crested, crowing your orange scarlet like a tocsin
Along the Corso all this Sunday morning.
"Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers" by D H Lawrence

In news:

The Sri Lanka-born provocateur sounds festive and enraged at the same time.
In 1916 this was ground zero, target of a cross-border raid by Pancho Villa that killed 18 Americans, enraged the nation and almost started a war with Mexico.
Poetic justice 100-metre bottle thrower seated next to enraged Olympic judoka.
Hardware store billboard in Slovakia encouraging "bikini line grooming" enrages local women.
The current state of the United States maddens Ted Rall , and in his most recent book, he seeks to enrage his readers.
A group of enraged cyclists fought back against the city for removing the Bedford Avenue bike lane last week, repainting the lane under cover of darkness last Friday night.
If you've ever been enraged by Ticketmaster's hefty processing fees -- and have made a purchase through the company in the last 12 years -- you're in luck.
Sanofi's Shock Therapy Enrages the French.
'How to Get Away With Rape' Flyer Enrages Campus.
In the first of three pieces on Europe's future, we look at Greece's enraged howl of an election, which makes its eventual departure from the euro zone more likely.
The enraged crowd came from the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official assassinated in a massive car bombing.
Video shows enraged Chihuahua attacking robbers.
I was so enraged by yesterday's news that a Joss Whedon-free " Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reboot was headed to the big screen that I couldn't even muster up a post about it.
Aurora, CO (KDVR) — Police detained a man at the Aurora Medical Center who they said became enraged after learning his 6-year-old daughter had been killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting Friday morning.
Dolce & Gabbana Enrages Hong Kong Residents, Protests Ensue.
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