• WordNet 3.6
    • n rabidity unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm "poetry is a sort of divine madness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rabidity Rabidness; furiousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rabidity The state of being rabid; rabidness; specifically, rabies.
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In literature:

You are nothing more than a rabid wild beast, and it is well to be quit of you.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The most rabid critic of to-day wouldn't go so far as this old Briton.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
How had she ever been led to sympathize with those rabid, mistaken theories of the North?
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
He came over a rabid Home Ruler, and such a worshipper of Mr. Gladstone as cannot be found out of Scotland.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But one uses it legitimately only against rabid things.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Now do you not expect an earthquake, or a roaring bull, or at least a rabid dog?
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848" by Various
She knew the precise spot where he was standing, and, at the first direct approach, she would shoot him as if he was a rabid dog.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
I am no such rabid adherent to democracy as some may think.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
The mildest of men in general, as she found later on, rabidness seized him at the mere mention of Jews.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Wounds caused by the bite of rabid animals or venomous serpents, should be immediately cleansed with pure water.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter

In poetry:

Hulks of black turbines all mangled and roaring,
Battering egress through ramparted walls…
Mouthing of engines, made rabid with power,
Into the holocaust snorting and plunging…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge
But he grew rabid-wroth, he did,
If they neglected books,
And dragged them to adjacent Cliffs
With beastly Button Hooks,
And there with fatuous glee he threw
Them down into the ocean blue.
"He Lived at Dingle Bank" by Edward Lear
We are ready to resist
The - ah - rabid Socialist,
Who's as great an anarchist as any Russian, sir!
And the Labor party's laws
Are tyrannical! (Applause.)
Which - er - brings me to the subject of discussion, sir.
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis

In news:

A rabid raccoon was found near the East Windsor/Enfield town line on Pleasant Street on Wednesday.
Rabid raccoon found in JP.
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is reminding Jamaica Plain residents to steer clear of stray and wild animals, after at least one person was exposed to a rabid raccoon.
Authorities say two young girls are recovering after being bitten by a rabid beaver while swimming in Lake Anna.
Rabid beaver attacks NY Scout leader swimming in Pa. Scouts use rocks to kill animal.
A bat found inside a home in Normal is the first reported rabid bad found in McLean County this year.
On the eve of rabies baiting in the county, a bat found in Perry Township has been confirmed as rabid .
Niagara Falls Raccoon Found to be Rabid .
The Niagara County Department of Health received confirmation Thursday from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a Niagara Falls raccoon submitted for testing Wednesday was rabid .
A Derby man reported being bit by a rabid raccoon in Derby yesterday.
PLATTSBURGH — A rabid skunk confirmed in the Village of Keeseville has upped the stakes for Clinton County health officials.
Rabid skunks reported in county.
PINE PLAINS, NY – A Boy Scout leader from New York who was attacked by a rabid beaver while swimming in the Delaware River is recovering.
A New York Boy Scout leader, swimming in the Delaware River is recovering after being attached by a rabid beaver.
Authorities in Hall County are warning residents to be cautious about rabies after a rabid bobcat bit two dogs.

In science:

If we could populate the band with particle anti-particle pairs from the vacuum, then our theory would be rabidly unstable.
A Holographic Flat Band