• "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
    "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rushing the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
    • n rushing (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372 Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372
He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher
Rushing the Apparatus-Cart Rushing the Apparatus-Cart
The Rush for the Gold-fields The Rush for the Gold-fields

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour
    • n rushing A refreshment.
    • n rushing A rush.
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.”
  • Horace
    “The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.”
  • Al Bernstein
    Al Bernstein
    “Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.”
  • George Eliot
    “The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”


Fools rush in where angels fear to tread - This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid.


In literature:

The schooner felt its force, and now began to rush gaily through the water.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
We waited some eight minutes, during which time I rushed back to the house.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Jeanne was startled by a hare springing suddenly across their path; it ran down the slope and made off towards the cliff, among the rushes.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
But if they should make a determined rush, don't you make too bold a stand agin 'em.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
Right into the careering mass the horsemen rushed.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
The father hesitated, but a terrific wave was rushing towards the doomed ship.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
Upon the floor, strewn with rushes, were placed trestles, and across these, boards were laid.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
You may count it a blessing that various causes are preventing you from rushing into print.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Dr. Jude Rush had the year previously emigrated to Mecklenburg county from the State of Maine.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
He swung the chair aloft, and the boys made a rush to get out of the room.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Disregarding all orders, they broke their ranks and rushed wildly to the stream, into which thousands of them plunged in their uniforms.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
He waited till the spell was between them again, till they were together within one rushing, hastening flame.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
There were many and ferocious fish that would rush any bait I tried, only I could not hold them.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
He saw the creek in a sudden blaze of light, and in that momentary brilliance he saw that the rushing water was rising rapidly.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Still, they made a fine rush, and things began to look ugly when the launch came into view.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
A second later both Boers rushed at him, and struck at him with their cues.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
And, suddenly, what Olive had told her rushed over her again.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Of course the people of the town saw us running, and I rushed through that narrow passage in order to evade their sight.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Spotted Deer wondered if the Delawares were preparing to rush upon their foes.
"Spotted Deer" by Elmer Gregor
Come, Frank, get into your old suit, and we'll make a rush for the car.
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish

In poetry:

So I followed by the river
Through the crags of Kanaku,
And I slept beside the rushes
In the meads of Malahu.
"Wambala of the Streams." by R S Ward
At last, 'My Emily herself
Alive in all her charms!'
The father kneel'd; the lovers rush'd
To one another's arms.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Away in a distant city,
Is a stranger all unknown;
Far, far from the leaping river,
That is rushing past his home.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
His old immortal glory wakes
The rushing streams and emerald hills;
His ancient trumpet softly shakes
The daffodils.
"An Easter Canticle" by Charles Hanson Towne
Fair is the knight who lieth slain
Amid the rush and reed,
See the lean fishes that are fain
Upon dead men to feed.
"The Dole Of The King's Daughter (Breton)" by Oscar Wilde
Let us, then, forsake our dead,
For the dead will surely wait,
While we rush upon the foe,
Eager for the hero's fate.
"October" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Gridlock discusses the first day of Metro's Rush Plus service, which starts Monday.
Rush Limbaugh is the 21st Century's foolish bigot .
Rush is waiting for his father, Tyler Ramsey aboard the submarine USS Oklahoma City, coming home after a six month tour in Norfolk, Va.
Snookin 'N Cookin: The gold rush is on for redfish in Southwest Florida's waters.
Researchers at Northern Arizona University blared the Rush Limbaugh show at them.
Not rushed like I often feel like I must do.
McKINNEY — Kyle Lazarchik showed signs of severe head trauma when he was rushed to the hospital on the afternoon of Oct 13, 2005.
LaDainian Tomlinson led the NFL in rushing in the 2000s with 12,490 yards.
Neil Peart of Rush performs in Universal City, California.
Rush drummer Neil Peart doesn't do a lot of interviews.
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. China's headlong rush into solar-energy equipment for export to the West has stirred global trade tensions.
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," July 19, 2012.
Clarkston High School senior Regan Haven hadn't considered joining TEAM Rush when she was younger.
When Haven went to her first RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake to support her sister and her team's cardboard and duct-tape boat race against others.
Elaine Thompson Associated Press file, 2011 The Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) ranks third in the league in rushing with 549 yards.

In science:

This means, by Borel-Cantelli lemma, that with probability 1 the random walk will leave any rush in finite time.
On the speed of Random Walks among Random Conductances
Analyses by Rush et al. (1996) and Giuricin et al. (1996) have in the meantime shown that excess radio emission is present in Seyfert galaxies, calling for a non-thermal AGN.
Star-Forming AGN Host Galaxies
We have set up the system in such a way that the fluid at negative x1 is moving to the right (in vane trying to escape the lightsheet), while the fluid at positive x1 is moving to the left (rushing into the lightsheet).
Experimental Tests of the Holographic Entropy Bound
When the last particle of its species leaves the system, the other type of particles can rush into the system through the boundary.
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Non-Conserving Two-Species Driven Model
Since he was being kept informed by Einstein about the latter’s progress, he rushed ahead and presented an account of his own version to the G¨ottingen Academy for publication in its Nachrichten on November 20.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
The probed values of α, from α = −1.7 corresponding to the local RUSHLF fit to α ∼ −1.0 corresponding to the SCHLF or to our OWNLF fit, are typical for local infrared-selected galaxies (Rush et al. 1993; Fang et al. 1998; Xu et al. 1998; Pozzi et al. 2004).
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
Our results are compared with those achieved with IRAS data (for non-active galaxies) by Rush et al. (1993, blue open stars) and those obtained with ISO observations by Pozzi et al. (2004, cyan crossed circles).
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
Fred’s “Rush Conjecture” became my thesis subject, and I kept at it for a number of years after graduating.
The work of Fred Cohen
Beginning with the original discovery of the CMB by Penzias and Wilson there was a rush of observations in the period 1965 through 1967.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
Before rushing into a hunt it seems necessary to clarify what exactly it is meant by the words: estimation is essential ly impossible at a point. I believe that one of the most promising areas for research in the field of information geometry is the clarification of the role of curvature in statistical inference.
Are We Cruising a Hypothesis Space?
Sometimes we may feel that this is lost in the rush to high redshift, but it certainly is not lost on the participants of this workshop.
Proceedings of the Bonn/Bochum-Graduiertenkolleg Workshop 'The Magellanic Clouds and Other Dwarf Galaxies'
Ratliff and Rush [RR, Theorem 2.1] proved that eI is the unique largest ideal for which ( eI )n = I n for sufficiently large n.
An Algorithm for Computing the Ratliff-Rush Closure
The ideal eI is called the Ratliff-Rush closure of I and I is called Ratliff-Rush if I = eI .
An Algorithm for Computing the Ratliff-Rush Closure
HJLS] asked, Question (1.6) (Q1), whether the minimal number of generators of a regular ideal is always less than or equal to the minimal number of generators of its Ratliff-Rush closure.
An Algorithm for Computing the Ratliff-Rush Closure
The Ratliff-Rush Closure of Initial Ideals of Certain Prime Ideals.
An Algorithm for Computing the Ratliff-Rush Closure