• "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

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