EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RANT

Through the whole range of rant he rages like a man inspired.

Is there any genuine conviction at the bottom of all this rant and raving?

There was no symptom of raving or rant; no vulgarity or bad taste.

She knows her man, and when you rant and swear Can draw you to her with a single hair.

Crowne too was a poet, as is evident from Thyestes, in spite of repulsiveness and rant.

Never before in the country-side had such a rant been seen or heard tell of.

There was no rant, no affectation, no straining after theatrical effect.

And yet there is no noisiness, no wordiness, about them; nothing like rant or violence.

What is my return for the abuse and rant which he lavishes against me?

He wondered how he could have been so foolish as to rant and rave about the inevitable.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "to be jovial and boisterous," also "to talk bombastically," from Dutch randten (earlier ranten) "talk foolishly, rave," of unknown origin (cf. German rantzen "to frolic, spring about"). Related: Ranted; ranting. Ranters "antinomian sect which arose in England c.1645" is attested from 1651; applied 1823 to early Methodists. A 1700 slang dictionary has rantipole "a rude wild Boy or Girl" (also as a verb and adjective); to ride rantipole meant "The woman uppermost in the amorous congress" [Grose].

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