But although the movie has gathered awards and some rave reviews I, for one, never felt I was close to seeing this happen.
rave reviews followed from virtually every major critic that saw it.
Take his November 19 Oprah appearance—his first visit since the aforementioned Aniston rave.
But its expanding capabilities, rave reviews, and a catchy new ad campaign could vault it into iPhone territory.
It was a lot of fun, and it was something different, and it just got rave reviews.
Sometimes I muse and rave; and walking up and down I indite and enregister these my humours, these my conceits.
"Let him rave," he observed enigmatically, and began to smoke.
Because I am a woman why should I kneel, and weep, and rave?
To come to rave against and abuse my dearest, dearest, faultless friend!
After that poor Nick began to rave again and had to be given some medicine to keep him quiet.
early 14c., "to show signs of madness or delirium," from Old French raver, variant of resver "to dream; wander here and there, prowl; behave madly, be crazy," of unknown origin (cf. reverie). The identical (in form) verb meaning "to wander, stray, rove" first appeared c.1300 in Scottish and northern dialect, and is probably from an unrelated Scandinavian word (cf. Icelandic rafa). Sense of "talk enthusiastically about" first recorded 1704. Related: Raved; raving.
"act of raving," 1590s, from rave (v.). Meaning "temporary popular enthusiasm" is from 1902; that of "highly flattering review" is from 1926. Sense of "rowdy party" is from 1960; rave-up was British slang for "wild party" from 1940; specific modern sense of "mass party with loud, fast electronic music and often psychedelic drugs" is from 1989.
: rave notices
To commend or applaud enthusiastically: He's raving over this new book (1816+)
[rave meant ''party'' in British slang by 1960]
[WPI] 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject.
2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little.
3. To complain to a person who is not in a position to correct the difficulty.
4. To purposely annoy another person verbally.
5. To evangelise. See flame.
6. Also used to describe a less negative form of blather, such as friendly bullshitting. "Rave" differs slightly from flame in that "rave" implies that it is the persistence or obliviousness of the person speaking that is annoying, while flame implies somewhat more strongly that the tone or content is offensive as well.