ramble on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ramble on continue talking or writing in a desultory manner "This novel rambles on and jogs"
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Usage

In literature:

They rambled high up on the mountain, and we never before had such a time in finding them.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
But I have rambled on about my sailors; I must return to my Bishops.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
On the day after he had written his reply to Sir Thomas he was rambling in the evening with his son through the woods.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Wanning rambled on in his dictation.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
He had seated himself in his chair again, and he watched Tom closely as he rambled on in his simple, uncomplaining way.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
His half-amused, half-piqued thoughts rambled on.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
This was the youngest horned lark seen by me in my rambles on the plains.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
There had been a small girl, staying with her aunt at a neighbouring farm, who had accompanied him on his rambles.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
But she was very fond of him and always wrote to him when he was off on his ramblings.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
Dalrymple talked on and on, rambling from one subject to another, and not waiting for any answer when he asked a question.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

WE that have done and thought,
That have thought and done,
Must ramble, and thin out
Like milk spilt on a stone.
"Spilt Milk" by William Butler Yeats
Oh, bonnie Mary o' the Tay,
Joy o' my heart and Queen o' May;
With thee I aye felt happy and gay
While rambling with thee on the banks o' the Tay.
"Mary, the Maid o' the Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall
Those hearts of ours -- how strange! how strange!
How they yearn to ramble and love to range
Down through the vales of the years long gone,
Up through the future that fast rolls on.
"A Reverie" by Abram Joseph Ryan
The trumpet of God, obeyed on high,
His signal to open the granary
And send forth his heavily loaded wains
Rambling and roaring down the sky
And scattering the blessed, long-harvested rains.
"A Thunder Storm" by Susan Coolidge
There is life on the earth, there is calm on the sea,
And the rough waves are smoothed, and the frozen are free;
And they gambol and ramble like boys, in their glee,
Round the shell-shining strand or the grass-bearing lea.
"The First Of The Angels" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Well, eight months ago one clear cold day,
I took a ramble up Broadway,
And with my hands behind my back
I strolled along on the streetcar track—
(I walked on the track, for walking there
Gives one, I think, a distinguished air.)
"Says Mister Doojabs" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

One spring Sunday I headed out to the back garden to check on a rambling rose.
The Augusta Striders Running Club held the Broad Street Ramble on Saturday, Oct 27, 2012.
Let's Ramble Tamble – CCR on Today's Vinyl Vault.
Levon Helm's musical legacy will carry on with the release of the third volume of Midnight Ramble sessions, recorded at his barn in Woodstock, N.Y.
This year's Ramble Music & Arts Fest will be held on Saturday, July 3 in Jackson Square, Batavia.
Bill McDonald, one of the original organizers of the Ramble , appeared on WBTA's "Main & Center" program this morning with Jerry warner to promote the festival.
Join me on February 3rd for the Earlly Morning Ramble kicking off our Membership Drive.
Amy Helm and the Levon Helm Band performs with Levon Helm on drums during a Ramble performance at Helm's barn on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Woodstock, N.Y. John DeSanto/Times Herald-Record.
On this week's episode of Georgia Traveler, we're on a "Rabun Gap Ramble ", exploring the Rabun Gap Loop in the northeast mountains.
Rambling River Park, one of many parks in Farmington, is located on the Vermillion River.
Do not ramble on and bore or offend those gathered.
Big Al's Rambling on the News about Kidd's Kids.
Don't miss the RSF Garden Club's special garden tour, " Rambling thru the Ranch," on May 5.
Bill Knowlton still on a roll with?Bluegrass Ramble.
Like a lot of columnists, myself included, Ashley Fox of ESPN.com weighed in Wednesday on James Harrison's ridiculous ramblings about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (to be found in the August issue of Men's Journal).
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