ranting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ranting a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
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Usage

In literature:

Is there any genuine conviction at the bottom of all this rant and raving?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Jackson had ranted wildly against the despatch of abolition literature through the mails.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I have heard such rantings from demagogues on streetcorners.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
In the talk of patriotism and public virtue he saw mere rant and extravagance.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
There was no symptom of raving or rant; no vulgarity or bad taste.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
We'll rant and we'll roar across the salt seas, Until we strike soundings in the Channel of old England.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Please forgive me for ranting like a schoolmaster, and please don't cry like that.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
You rant about his wickedness in bringing me here.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Are you by any chance thinking of becoming a ranting preacher, my Lord?
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
His face, his voice, his rants, his jokes, had become hateful to the Convention.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In poetry:

O, what is death but parting breath?
On many a bloody plain
I've dared his face, and in this place
I scorn him yet again!
Sae rantingly, &c.
"M'Pherson's Rant" by Robert Burns
Untie these bands from off my hands,
And bring me to my sword;
And there's no a man in all Scotland
But I'll brave him at a word.
Sae rantingly, &c.
"M'Pherson's Rant" by Robert Burns
Now farewell light, thou sunshine bright,
And all beneath the sky!
May coward shame distain his name,
The wretch that dares not die!
Sae rantingly, &c.
"M'Pherson's Rant" by Robert Burns
And lo! there lay, uprooted quite,
The object of my heart's delight--
I did not weep or rant,
And yet a grain or two of spite
My secret thoughts would haunt.
"Revenge" by Hattie Howard
How he do rant and roar,
An' stump an' stamp about the vloor,
An' swing, an' slap, an' slam the door!
He don't put down a thing,
But he do dab, an' dash, an' ding
It down, till all the house do ring.
"Eclogue:--Racketèn Joe" by William Barnes
Here are the hills that are 'stablished for ever,
The meadows and moors that are fragrant and free,
The peace of the pools and the rant of the river,
And here is the hushing of summer — but never
A sight or a scent or a sound of the sea.
"Inland" by John Joy Bell

In news:

(Or any of my rants, for that matter.
In the early morning hours of a day in June, 1920, after a Whiteford Township church revival where a visiting preacher ranted anti-Catholic sentiments, a massive gunfight erupted in which two men were killed.
Clinton uses 'Ike' on revisionist history rant says GOP 'hates' Obama and the Dems.
Halftime rant prompts investigation from youth sports league.
The second West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's High School football rantings were released on Tuesday with seven area football teams making the list.
Your rants, LeBrun's answers: Stars' power, Shanny 's videos, Coliseum's bad ice.
Courtney Love to shell out $430,000 for Twitter rants.
Hole front-woman Courtney Love is paying a hefty price for a Twitter rant against designer Dawn Simorangkir: $430,000.
Once again we have been treated to letters ranting and raving against President Barack Obama, accusing him of terrible things without any supporting evidence.
The repair followed Road Rant notifying ODOT of an online comment at cleveland.com/roadrant.
Rant & Rave: See-through Spandex and Colorado's Wildfire-fighting Ways.
Mike Singletary followed up the 49ers' 2008 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks with an epic "I want winners" rant.
Now that the Y2K computer bug has failed to bring the modern world to the brink of collapse, a humbled Gary North is trying to figure out why his predictions read like the rants of Chicken Little.
A Texas pastor says an Alaska murder suspect who confessed to targeting people across the country ranted at his sister's March wedding about how he didn't believe in God.
Flight Attendant Loses Job After Facebook Rant.
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In science:

Not only was Eirini an invaluable resource for new physics ideas, but she would also patiently sit and listen to me rant on endlessly about a litany of topics.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
All three points mentioned above war rant further investigation using |V | to determine more accurately the nature of V in pulsars.
Radio Pulsars
We note that the discrepancy for young pulsars is easily explained if the per iod Po of the pulsar at birth is too close to the cur rent per iod P to war rant the 2 (cid:9) P2 .
Radio Pulsars
DuExtreme-value copulas. rante, W. H¨ardle, and W.
A class of goodness-of-fit tests for spatial extremes models based on max-stable processes
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