But soon enough, her “raging, wild beast” mania as she called it was overtaken by suicidal depression.
The nationwide municipal elections do indeed raise the stakes, creating ripe terrain for political scoops and raging reaction.
We came ashore several hours after sunset, into the teeth of a raging battle.
The raging public debate and drumbeat from Republicans that Obama is infringing on religious liberty has been largely ignored.
Residents of border states like Arizona were understandably terrified that a vicious war was raging a few miles away.
She thought of Michael on the raging ocean engaged in hauling in his nets.
Night came on and with it a blinding snow storm and a raging wind.
raging multitudes surround the Hotel-de-Ville, crying: Arms!
The thing would be raging madness—as unjust to Hester as to himself!
He looked at the raging sea to his right, and in a vague fashion wished that it had swallowed him.
c.1300, "madness, insanity; fit of frenzy; anger, wrath; fierceness in battle; violence of storm, fire, etc.," from Old French rage, raige "spirit, passion, rage, fury, madness" (11c.), from Medieval Latin rabia, from Latin rabies "madness, rage, fury," related to rabere "be mad, rave" (cf. rabies, which originally had this sense), from PIE *rebh- "violent, impetuous" (cf. Old English rabbian "to rage"). Similarly, Welsh (cynddaredd) and Breton (kounnar) words for "rage, fury" originally meant "hydrophobia" and are compounds based on the word for "dog" (Welsh ci, plural cwn; Breton ki). In 15c.-16c. it also could mean "rabies." The rage "fashion, vogue" dates from 1785.
mid-13c., "to play, romp," from rage (n.). Meanings "be furious; speak passionately; go mad" first recorded c.1300. Of things from 1530s. Related: Raged; raging.
A good party: This is a rage, man (Australian 1980+, Canadian 1990s+)