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Even Thackeray has given in to it; and only a few weeks ago there was some rampant stuff in the Times on the subject, in an article on field sports.
He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter that did not move.
It stands to reason that the management could not get people to face a rampant audience for nothing, and on such occasions the audience certainly goes mad.
There are signs of rampant bad temper in the steerage, and the gossip is going around that Smoke and Henderson have had a fight.
Jealousy there was in another quarter--crude, rampant, undignified jealousy.
Another man looked out of his eyes--a man whose thoughts were of violence and hatred; a man to whom there was no good in anything, and who had become an ardent protagonist of the evil that was rampant aud universal.
I have a last word to say, which I should have said some time since, if this " He looked my way, pondering what abominable name he should call me--"if this Rampant Spinster had not interrupted us.
I give you my honour it was rampant in that old house last night, though out of doors there was a dead calm.
Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
This boastful handiwork of ours, which fails in its terrors for the professional pauper, the sturdy breaker of windows and the rampant tearer of clothes, strikes with a cruel and a wicked stab at the stricken sufferer, and is a horror to the deserving and unfortunate.
Just beyond were two ancient stone pillars, weather-stained and lichen-blotched, bearing upon their summits a shapeless something which had once been the rampant lion of Capus of Birlstone.
Unhappily he had no one to tell him that this was rampant Manichaeism, else he might have seen his error.