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What's the good of venting your views if they're wrong, damn it!

Claude stopped in front of them, venting cries of admiration.

Then, all of a sudden, she began to talk, venting her thoughts aloud.

Bells was screaming and sobbing now in anger, and venting a tirade of oaths.

He came on at a run, all the while venting the most diabolical curses.

I feel better now, after venting my righteous indignation on this subject.

After venting his anger on it in that way, he strode forward on foot.

Astonished at the noise it made, and venting his surprise in the words, "It speaks!"

Inverted Y.—The inverted Y is used in venting to good advantage.

They were well fed, full of life, and they were venting their spirits.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "emit from a confined space," probably a shortening of Old French eventer "let out, expose to air," from Vulgar Latin *exventare, from Latin ex- "out" + ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)). Sense of "express freely" first recorded 1590s. Sense of "divulge, publish" (1590s) is behind phrase vent one's spleen (see spleen). Related: Vented; venting.

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