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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RACED

Then he raced around the corner of the restaurant and made for the grove.

He believed in it, but not being rich, raced as a profession, honestly and squarely.

Lauzanne was in an inquisitive mood, as the other two raced on in front.

She took one look, caught up the suitcase and raced down the stairs.

She shivered as they raced along under the bare branches of the locusts.

His thoughts, like hounds on a trail, raced off after this new scent.

I've had quite a rush to get here, though I see Morgan has raced me.

I had fever, I know, a fever that raced through my veins like a wild beast.

We ran up the hill, I say, as men who raced for their lives.

With such frantic cries he raced about in the darkness like a hunted wolf.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of running," c.1300, from Old Norse ras "running, rush (of water)," cognate with Old English ræs "a running, a rush, a leap, jump; a storming, an attack;" or else a survival of the Old English word with spelling influenced by the Old Norse one. The Norse and Old English words are from Proto-Germanic *res- (cf. Middle Dutch rasen "to rave, rage," German rasen, Old English raesettan "to rage" (of fire)), from a variant form of PIE *ers- "be in motion" (see err). Originally a northern word, it became general in English c.1550. Meaning "act of running" is from early 14c. Meaning "contest of speed" first recorded 1510s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.