At Big Valley, a co-ed pre-K-12 in hardscrabble Modesto, Calif., the trip to Washington D.C. has been an annual rite of passage.
Making it to the Nasdaq 100 is seen by many as a rite of passage from fledgling startup to serious player.
Doing well at the Gridiron is a rite of passage that not everybody survives.
The scene on Wednesday morning in midtown Detroit bore all the hallmarks of an American rite of passage.
If you grew up accepting it as a rite of passage in the growing-up process, never will you think that way again.
Hoping you are well and will rite to me soon I will now close hoping you are well.
The elder who was the first to perform the rite was the last to receive it.
Finally comes the indecency of word and gesture, which is a distinct element in the rite.
The sisters performed the rite in the same manner as did the brothers.
No, their looks was rite enuff; it was only their dredfull 'abit of cheating as made the trubble.
early 14c., from Latin ritus "religious observance or ceremony, custom, usage," perhaps from PIE root *re(i)- "to count, number" (cf. Greek arithmos "number," Old English rim "number;" see read (v.)). Rite of passage (1909) is translated from French rite de passage, coined by French anthropologist Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957).