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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RASH

It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of human passion are rejected.

My brother is hot and fiery; Mr Chatterton is rash and headstrong.

He was seeking his opportunity to punish him for the rash utterance.

The retainers of the Khan of Khar implored them not to be so rash.

It was absurd—it was rash—it was want of proper confidence in his wife; thus we said.

"The world is indeed often too curious, and too rash in these affairs," said Lady Anne.

My doom is fixed—fixed by my own folly—my own rash, headstrong folly.

She censures Mr. Lovelace for his rash threatenings to rescue her.

If the world is unjust or rash, in one man's case, why may it not be so in another's?

In short, I have done, as far as I know, the most rash thing that ever I did in my life.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "nimble, quick, vigorous" (early 14c. as a surname), a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from Old English -ræsc (cf. ligræsc "flash of lightning") or one of its Germanic cognates, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz (cf. Middle Low German rasch, Middle Dutch rasc "quick, swift," German rasch "quick, fast"). Related to Old English horsc "quick-witted." Sense of "reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences" is attested from c.1500. Related: Rashly; rashness.

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