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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIOTOUSLY

Ross laughed long and riotously, but he was trembling like a whipped cur.

At first, he had been riotously happy in the changed life on the new world.

We expected the Atlantic to be at least riotously playful in November.

He's too riotously happy just at the moment to listen to a word from any one.

If it wasnt so still and serene up here, Id be riotously happy.

He did not riotously assemble with any persons in arms, nor is he guilty of any riot.

He had left Buryhamstreet with Marjorie riotously in possession of his mind.

He was furiously hungry, chilled and soaked to the bone, but riotously happy.

I know their horrid voices, and dare say they are riotously drunk.

The llianes were not so riotously abundant, only a strong creeper now and then requiring severance.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "troublesome, wanton, extravagant," from Old French riotos "argumentative, quarrelsome," from riote (see riot (n.)). Meaning "tumultuous, turbulent" is mid-15c. Related: Riotously; riotousness.

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