• WordNet 3.6
    • adv ravingly in a raving manner "raving mad"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ravingly In a raving manner; with furious wildness or frenzy; distractedly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Ravingly in a raving manner: with frenzy: with distraction
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  • Lord Byron
    “Who loves, raves.”
  • Madonna
    “Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. râver (Fr. rêver), to be delirious—L. rabies, madness.


In literature:

While he raved, the Prefect maintained the same unruffled demeanor as before.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
He was in a high fever, raving, delirious.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
She is raving, so he says, and he is very sad over it.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
Aye, if he raves not of himself enough, Do, irritate him.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
I cannot tell what she said as she raved there.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
He raved of Desire Michell, beseeching her mercy.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
She wept and raved and tore her hair, as was her way when fiercely excited.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
I raved, and shouted, and threatened, and, perhaps at that moment, blasphemed.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Their raving is pathetic.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
That old woman says I've been raving for a week.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Let the elements thunder and rave as they pleased.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
After all, the anger which is most dangerous is not that which raves and cries aloud, but that which makes no noise.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Wait till you see the raving Ravens.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The man thought him a raving maniac and fled in terror.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
He began to rave at the water, at life, at everything.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
He muttered, unceasingly, in his ravings, of William and Earnest Beth.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
You frightened the boy with the terrible things you say in your ravings.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
Her brain had given way, and they fastened to the stake a bewildered, raving maniac.
"Witch Stories" by E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
On returning he found a serious palaver, the savages arguing coolly, the Chinamen raving.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
There was an old man who sat here and muttered and raved about my father!
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day

In poetry:

Breathless is the deep blue sky;
Breathless doth the blue sea lie;
And scarcely can my heart believe,
'Neath such a sky, on such a wave,
That Heaven can frown and billows rave,
Or Beauty so divine deceive.
"An April Squall" by E W Bowling
"And the sky of thy South may be brighter than ours,
And greener thy landscapes, and fairer thy flowers;
But, dearer the blast round our mountains which raves,
Than the sweet sunny zephyr which breathes over slaves!
"The Yankee Girl" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O now a low ruin'd white shed I discern,
Untiled and unglazed, I believe 'tis a barn.
A barn! why you have rave; 'tis a house for a 'squire, A justice of peace, or a knight of our shire.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
"Oh! the wild wind raves and rushes along,
But thy ravings seem more wild —
She never could do so foul a wrong —
Yet I blame thee not, my child,
For the fever'd dreams on thy rest that throng!"
He frown'd though his speech was mild.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
I hear a cry from the Sansard cave,
O mother, will no one hearken?
A cry of the lost, will no one save?
A cry of the dead, though the oceans rave,
And the scream of a gull as he wheels o'er a grave,
While the shadows darken and darken.'
"The Feud" by Frederick George Scott
But no wind stirs a leaf, and no cloud hurries the moon;
I know that our lake to-night with stars and shadows is strewn--
A night for a villager's death, who will shudder in his grave
To hear -- alas, how long! -- the winds above him rave.
"Death In The Woods" by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

Parade-goers see what Prairie Point residents are raving about.
John Calipari's next Kentucky team practiced 16 times this summer and Cal has been raving about 7-foot freshman Willie Cauley-Stein.
Raving reviews for Amazon.com.
SOA luncheon, fashion show at Inn a raving success.
Turn Your Customers Into Raving Fans.
Undocumented Immigrants Aren't ' Raving Criminals'.
Raving Brands faces litigation from Doc Green's franchisees.
A Key to Raving Restaurant Reviews.
All the Yankees Are Raving About Hernández's Second Act.
INTERVIEWS Hear Dinowalrus' Woozy Rave-Rock Single 'House Divided'.
We take a look at why these director-less actors have been getting such rave reviews.
Many geeks were either ranting or raving yesterday about the debut of the first Pacific Rim trailer (as seen below).
8 pm Jan 17, The Rave.
" Bing 's travel search is a clear winner that sets it far ahead of Yahoo and Google," raves Wired.com.

In science:

Recently, Smith et al. (2007) estimated a halo mass of ∼ 1.42+1.14 −0.54 × 1012 M⊙ , based on a sample of high-velocity stars from the RAVE survey and two published databases, and an adiabatically contracted NFW halo model.
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
A Bayesian approach to the determination of stellar distances from photometric and spectroscopic data is presented and tested both on pseudodata, designed to mimic data for stars observed by the RAVE survey, and on the real stars from the Geneva-Copenhagen survey.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
An example of such a sample is the RAVE survey, which is in many ways complementary to the SDSS sample.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
On account of its magnitude range, the RAVE sample contains a non-negligible number of giants.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
In order to test the consistency of the method, a fake data set was generated to mimic the sample observed by RAVE.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The selection function P (S | ¯y, x, σy ) was chosen to describe RAVE’s selection criteria.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The resultant distributions in metallicity and in J magnitude are displayed in Fig. 1, along with that of the second data release of the RAVE survey (Zwitter et al. 2008), showing that the sample is a reasonable mimic.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
Using more points than this was found to give negligible improvement in results, since the actual spread for each ([M/H], log τ , M) value is extremely small due to the tiny values of σJ in the 2MASS survey (∼ 0.023 mag, Skrutskie et al. 2006), and correspondingly in the RAVE sample.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
The errors given in the RAVE catalogue are conservatively large to allow for imperfections in the calibration data sets (Zwitter et al. 2008).
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
It is worth briefly considering the difference between the te chnique presented here and that employed on the second RAVE data release by Breddels et al. (2010).
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
In the context of the Milky Way, the analysis of the RAVE survey data release 2 (Zwitter et al 2008) shows that the velocity ellipsoid is tilted towards the Galactic Plane (Siebert et al. 2008) and has been nicely demonstrated in a recent paper by Pasetto et al. (2012).
Meridional tilt of the stellar velocity ellipsoid during bar buckling instability
However, the measured tilt angles can not put a strong constraint on the disc parameters and halo flattening due to large proper motion errors and small sample size in the RAVE DR2 (Siebert et al. 2008).
Meridional tilt of the stellar velocity ellipsoid during bar buckling instability
The RAVE project aims to obtain millions of radial velocities for stars in the Galaxy by multi- fiber spectroscopy.
Concluding Remarks: Gaia and Astrophysics in 2015-2020
RAVE and SDSS/SEGUE, if funded, will make good progress towards delineating substructure in the Galactic halo.
Concluding Remarks: Gaia and Astrophysics in 2015-2020
Impressive progress has been made on the ground with the RAVE precursor.
Concluding Remarks: Gaia and Astrophysics in 2015-2020