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RIOTOUSLY, pleadings. A technical word properly used in an indictment for a riot, and ex vi termini, implies violence. 2 Sess. Cas. 13; 2 Str. 834; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 489.

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Wilde may or may not be to blame, but it took until the 1950's for a bona fide gay rights movement to surface, ever so cautiously at first, but riotously by the late 1960's.
This family film features the riotously funny story of a Santa-Snowman showdown to determine who gets to deliver Christmas gifts around the world.
Other projects that shared this offbeat spirit of intelligence and humour were the delightful urban balloon installation in a Vancouver alleyway by Satoshi Matsuoka and Yuki Tamara (p98) and ex-studio's riotously colourful (and beautifully pointless) Tambabox inspired by the exuberance of Senegalese textiles (p90).
People are so riotously different it seems rude to bundle them into categories.
1993 PEACE The Pepsi-Cola Company of the Philippines, suppliers of sugary hopes and dreams, for sponsoring a contest to create a millionaire and then announcing the wrong winning number, thereby inciting and uniting 800,000 riotously expectant winners and bringing many warring factions together for the first time in their nation's history.
Several more species grow riotously on whales but hardly appear anywhere else.
She has also started going to wild car rallies with him, getting riotously drunk and she even ended up topless in a swimming pool with a group of his friends
COMEDY: The Liverpool Comedy Festival's riotously popular pub crawl slopes back into Hardman Street for a trip around that area's finest hostelries with a comedian on hand at every stumble.
The plot races along breathlessly and riotously, with Stack using every trick of the trade -and there are plenty of those -to get the story he wants.
Although this slender experiment riotously spoofs traditional narrative, it is nonetheless unsettling.
Hiding ten dancers beneath low mirror panels, Nikolais's genius for abstraction shines: hands become puppet-creatures and, with the addition of riotously colored lights and slide projections, a shifting metamorphosis of shapes unfolds.
Fortunately, by the time Seabiscuit starts racing, voice-over man has run out of puff, and William H Macy shows up as a riotously funny radio tic-tac tipster.