Maurice Sendak, 83 (June 10, 1928, to May 8, 2012) Every American knows Where the wild Things Are.
But soon enough, her “raging, wild beast” mania as she called it was overtaken by suicidal depression.
They ended up crawling for much of the journey, scaling electric fences and fending off wild animals in freezing conditions.
wild parties and late nights are not her style,” he says, describing Elin as “mature.
Seventeen magazine is the Cosmopolitan for teens, dishing out one wild—and unbelievable—piece of advice after another.
There was no room for him in the same district as wild Bill of Abilene.
Oh, I am wild with this surprise of treachery: it is impossible, it cannot be.
They were wild, unbroken "cayuses," and had to be broken then and there.
And there was a wild gleam of hope in his eyes as he realized what that meant.
An' his poor mother, the saints pity her she'll be that wild.
Old English wilde "in the natural state, uncultivated, undomesticated," from Proto-Germanic *wilthijaz (cf. Old Saxon wildi, Old Norse villr, Old Frisian wilde, Dutch wild, Old High German wildi, German wild, Gothic wilþeis "wild," German Wild (n.) "game"), probably from PIE *ghwelt- (cf. Welsh gwyllt "untamed"), related to the base of Latin ferus (see fierce).
Ursula ... hath bin at all the Salsbury rasis, dancing like wild with Mr Clarks. [letter, 1674]Meaning "sexually dissolute, loose" is attested from mid-13c. U.S. slang sense of "exciting, excellent" is recorded from 1955. The noun meaning "uncultivated or desolate region" is first attested 1590s in the wilds. Baseball wild pitch is recorded from 1867. Wildest dreams first attested 1961 (in Carson McCullers). Wild West first recorded 1849. Wild Turkey brand of whiskey (Austin Nichols Co.) in use from 1942.
"to run wild," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989.