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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAVING

We put him to bed, and in a short time he wakened, raving with a fever on his brain.

If I had pursued the matter, who knows but I might have been a raving maniac by this time.

Coupeau was a raving madman, the same as one sees at the Charenton mad-house!

He was manacled and guarded as though he were a raving madman.

Mary began to feel that she, too, was in danger of raving distraction.

She was raving in delirium, and died without recognizing me.

I stopped my ears against his raving, but could not shut it out.

Sooner or later I must go, or I shall become a raving maniac.

You may see how she has fascinated me, for I could go on raving about her for hours.

Thinking, too, of old Aleck Douglas and the things that he had said in his raving.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "delirious, frenzied," present participle adjective from rave (v.); sense of "remarkable, fit to excite admiration" is from 1841, hence slang superlative use.

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