Usage examples for rampant

  1. Everything was dearer; poverty was rampant, and luxury at it highest pitch. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. In Germany and Holland, surrounded by general religious indifference and rampant scepticism, my faith in Judaism waned more and more. – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  3. While slavery continued to flourish throughout the South, discrimination was rampant throughout the North. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  4. He was a symbol of passion, rampant and unrecking- a wild, violent spirit to whom laws were irksome shackles. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. The ants were as rampant as ever, and I passed another night in walking up and down the glen. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  6. The happiness of the last few weeks seemed suddenly swamped in the recollection of the misery rampant in the world. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  7. Without his imagination, which was rampant under the spur of loneliness, he would have succumbed long ago. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  8. Now the monster, at first, was very rampant, and looked upon these enemies with great disdain; but they so belaboured him, being sturdy men at arms, that they made him make a retreat; so they came home to Mr. Mnason's house again. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  9. To judge correctly of the view, which our Revolutionary fathers took of oppression, we must go back and stand by their side, in their struggles against it,- we must survey them through the medium of the anti- slavery sentiment of their own times, and not impute to them the pro- slavery spirit so rampant in ours. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. Meanwhile, in the general office of the Cardigan Redwood Lumber Company, joy was rampant. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  11. The collapse of the efforts of the champions of order to organize the county left the problem of dealing with the lawlessness that was rampant, as before, entirely to the impulse of outraged individuals. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  12. It has been said that he showed little staunchness in championing the cause of Keats at the time- towards the close of 1818- when detraction was most rampant, and when support from a man occupying the position of editor of The Examiner would have been most serviceable. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti
  13. The Niagara hackman may once have been a predatory and very rampant animal, but public opinion, long expressed through the public prints, has reduced him to silence and meekness. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  14. Spy fever was rampant, and such experts as Begbie Lyte were constantly in demand to investigate lights that flickered in any manner that a vivid imagination might possibly take for signalling. – From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade by Frederic C. Curry
  15. Now that his anxiety for her safety was no longer rampant, Timothy could see for himself that Arethusa had not a scratch, he remembered the present state of their relationship. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  16. What a contrast to Mr. Newdegate was Mr. Bradlaugh He was the very picture of suppressed fire, of rampant energies held in leash: the nerves of the face playing like the ripple on water, the whole frame quivering, and the eyes ablaze. – Reminiscences Of Charles Bradlaugh by G. W. Foote