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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROARING

On a rock, amid the roaring water, Lies Cassiopea's gentle daughter.

Their walk was a delight to him, their roaring gallop a frenzy of eager sensation.

The roaring winds of the Pacific make you drunk to begin with.

It was all he could do to restrain himself from roaring aloud in his rage.

Before long it was roaring, and diffusing a genial warmth on all sides.

I resisted, and, clinging to the rails, began kicking and roaring.

There was a roaring in Madden's ears that was not from the fighting men.

Suddenly he heard the roaring of a thunder-storm rising above him.

Knowing far more about the roaring than he did, I yet spoke like an innocent!

His ear drank in the voice of the tempest; he was rapt in attention to the roaring thunder.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., present participle adjective from roar (v.). Used of periods of years characterized by noisy revelry, especially roaring twenties (1930); but also, in Britain, roaring fifties (1892). Roaring forties in reference to exceptional rough seas between latitudes 40 and 50 south, is attested from 1841.

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