wildly

Definitions

  • A Flight of Wild Swans
    A Flight of Wild Swans
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv wildly to an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree "the storyline is wildly unrealistic"
    • adv wildly with violent and uncontrollable passion "attacked wildly, slashing and stabbing over and over"
    • adv wildly in an uncontrolled or unrestrained manner "He gesticulated wildly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Nobody must hunt wild beasts Nobody must hunt wild beasts
Pinocchio's Wild Ride on the Pigeon's Back Pinocchio's Wild Ride on the Pigeon's Back
Stalking wild birds Stalking wild birds
Wild Food—Plants Wild Food—Plants
WILD TURKEY IN WEST VIRGINIA WILD TURKEY IN WEST VIRGINIA
ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH
Grandolph and the Wild Turkey Grandolph and the Wild Turkey
WILD WEST KENSINGTON WILD WEST KENSINGTON

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
    • adv Wildly In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild
    • wildly In a wild state or manner, in any sense.
    • wildly Wild.
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Quotations

  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Courage without conscience is a wild beast.”
  • Ralph Charell
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    “Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.”
  • Mark Overby
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    “Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -- we remember only.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”

Idioms

Sow your wild oats - If a young man sows his wild oats, he has a period of his life when he does a lot of exciting things and has a lot of sexual relationships. for e.g. He'd spent his twenties sowing his wild oats but felt that it was time to settle down.
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Wild goose chase - A wild goose chase is a waste of time- time spent trying to do something unsuccessfully.
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Usage

In literature:

There are wild roses and there are wild dogs.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
Forrest and five thousand of his wild riders might hide within rifle shot of us in this endless mass of vegetation.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
And so to a very great extent Columbine had run wild.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
He'll have outgrown that wildness.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Accustomed to seeing wild elephants the animal gazed without apprehension at Badshah and failed to mark the man on his neck.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
But she is as wildly delighted with dancing as any miss fresh from school.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Red Men hunted many of the wild kindreds for their flesh and their fur, and the wild kindreds began to kill and devour each other.
"The Magic Speech Flower" by Melvin Hix
A company of militia could not have had the effect upon the wild element of Linrock that Steele's presence had.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
The wild boars are all away from the islands now, even from Muick; we have only the sheep.
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
On the outskirts of Longhaven a Wild West Show was advertised as having pitched its tents.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
Do you ever feel your heart beat wild, dear, and your spirits all in a sort of throb?
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
One of the reindeer falls to the ground while the others dash wildly away.
"Little Folks of North America" by Mary Hazelton Wade
The latter he found in the woods and wilds, and reared by hand.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
The little knight was pacing up and down like a wild beast in a cage.
"Pan Michael" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Frank did not mean to be left behind in the wild race, managed to occupy a place in the craft of Jerry.
"The Outdoor Chums on the Lake" by Quincy Allen
Ned Wilding was an impulsive, lively chap, full of fun, and given to playing tricks, which sometimes got him into mischief.
"Ned Wilding's Disappearance" by Allen Chapman
How could he sleep when his brain was on fire with wild imaginings and unknown possibilities?
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
If the earth is dreaming, its wild inhabitants certainly are not.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
We saw many Wild Geese and Ducks with their young.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
I should have thought that she was dying, she fixed her eyes on me so wildly.
"Fashion and Famine" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

I'm off'n wild wimmen
An Cognac
An Sinnin'
For I'm in loOOOOOOOve.
"I'm Off'n Wild Wimmen" by Ernest Hemingway
Fern clumps redden
shapes are hidden
wild geese raise
wonted cries.
"Season Song" by Anonymous Irish
Gone the wild day:
A wilder night
Coming makes way
For brief twilight.
"Interval" by Edward Thomas
Boldly, gladly,
Through the paling hush,
Wildly, madly,
Cries the thrush!
"Break Of Day" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Fragrant were the embraces
That I shared with you
Where the wild mint grew.
"Bed of Mint" by Clark Ashton Smith
Do not mind my crying, Papa, I am not crying for pain.
Do not mind my shaking, Papa, I am not shaking with fear;
Tho' the wild wild wind is bideous to hear,
And I see the snow and the rain.
When will you come back again,
Papa, Papa?
"The Little Girl's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

For others, like wild game connoisseur Jesse Griffiths, it's the meat that makes the pursuit worthwhile in the first place.
This year's Burning Man is wrapping up and burners are heading back home, bringing with them wild memories and dust.
Myra Taylor, right, sings with the other women of The Wild Women of Kansas City at Jardine's Restaurant and Jazz Club.
In this Aug 30, 2010 photograph, Brian Sherman, left, uses his laptop to record moves in his team's fantasy football draft, at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Cincinnati.
A young albino squirrel that was found with a head injury this year has been returned to the wilds of Trinity Bellwoods Park.
A young albino squirrel that was found with a head injury this year has been returned to the wilds.
The LinkedIn IPO had a wildly successful day on Wall Street.
I am still a fan of the baseball wild card.
Wild pitch in 10th leads to wild ending, as Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper key rallies.
Slate 's sports podcast on baseball's wild wild card races, the morality of watching the NFL, and the NHL lockout.
According to Wild coach Mike Yeo , the Wild has a Plan A, a Plan B and a Plan C when it comes to the team's backup goaltending situation.
Victoria Faiella Wild Butterfly Wild Butterfly.
Let's analyze sports on the wild, wild wiki.
Never touch a wild bat or any other wild animal.
With a debut album on the horizon, Wild Belle 's signing with Columbia has yielded two EPs so far, Wild Belle and It's Too Late.
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In science:

The wild oscillation of ρc (µ, ν ) is entirely as expected since between µ and ν finitely separated there are in general O(N) eigenvalues.
Correlation Functions in Disordered Systems
Wild trees don’t have a definable choice function (4.6).
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
T is a wild tree ⇒ T does not have a monadically definable choice function.
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
If T is wild or T embeds ω>2 then there is no definable choice function on T (by a monadic formula with parameters).
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
As mentioned in the introduction, a tree is tame [wild] [embeds ω>2] if and only if it’s completion is tame [wild] [embeds ω>2].
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
This ρc (µ, ν ) oscillates wildly as a function of µ and ν .
Universal Behavior of Correlations between Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
For very low β (high temperature) the spins will fluctuate wildly and not care about any underlying lattice structure either.
Quantization of Geometry
However, we did not really answer the most interesting question: How wildly should we allow the geometries to fluctuate? For a fixed topology it was possible to formulate a regularized Euclidean quantum theory.
Quantization of Geometry
In concrete terms, in such a problem class the typical integrands show such wild behaviour that the average squared integration error is infinite.
Multidimensional sampling for simulation and integration: measures, discrepancies, and quasi-random numbers
One should have in mind that the distribution (47) wildly fluctuates on the fine structure energy scale.
A Simple Mode on a Highly Excited Background: Collective Strength and Damping in the Continuum
Note also that large arguments of x occur for example in the presence of wild fluctuations of pt .
A Prototype Model of Stock Exchange
Apart from a simple “smoothing” which becomes more efficient in the presence of wild fluctuations, our model does not implement the many corrections which are taken in similar cases by central authorities in a real market.
A Prototype Model of Stock Exchange
Thus, M β ,µ oscillates wildly, in particular is the limit B → 0 not well defined.
On Effective Field Theories at Finite Temperature
This is impossible to some extend because we can take products of surfaces with curves and then would have to consider 2-forms on surfaces which are ”wild”.
Holomorphic 2-forms on Complex Threefolds
Figure 2 shows the form factors for the three cases chosen and reveals wild fluctuations about the ensemble means which are displayed as the solid lines.
Fluctuations and Ergodicity of the Form Factor of Quantum Propagators and Random Unitary Matrices
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