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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAGED

The Bretons mourned and raged at the loss of their young duke.

Napoleon, the prisoner in the school "lock-up," raged for a while like a caged lion.

The battle now raged with the most dreadful violence, when, lo!

He could have raged and railed against his fate like any madman.

We now come to La Terre around which the greatest controversy has raged.

Her mind was torn by the conflict that raged there, in her uncertainty as to the course she should pursue.

The controversies that have raged over it make this course necessary.

Burwell stormed, raged, and pleaded; but it availed nothing.

He raged up and down outside the hut––but there was nothing to be seen.

I do not know what plantation, except that Conrad raged about it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "madness, insanity; fit of frenzy; anger, wrath; fierceness in battle; violence of storm, fire, etc.," from Old French rage, raige "spirit, passion, rage, fury, madness" (11c.), from Medieval Latin rabia, from Latin rabies "madness, rage, fury," related to rabere "be mad, rave" (cf. rabies, which originally had this sense), from PIE *rebh- "violent, impetuous" (cf. Old English rabbian "to rage"). Similarly, Welsh (cynddaredd) and Breton (kounnar) words for "rage, fury" originally meant "hydrophobia" and are compounds based on the word for "dog" (Welsh ci, plural cwn; Breton ki). In 15c.-16c. it also could mean "rabies." The rage "fashion, vogue" dates from 1785.

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