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Word: rampant

Definition: growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed


Sentences Containing 'rampant'

"The theme of Catholicism runs rampant through my album", she said.
602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force uses the Saltire surmounted by a lion rampant as the device shown on the squadron crest. The station crest of RAF Leuchars, Fife, also shows the Saltire, in this case surmounted by a sword. The crest of the former RAF East Fortune, East Lothian, also showed a sword surmounting the Saltire, however unlike Leuchars this sword was shown invereted, and the station crest of the former RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, showed a Saltire surmounted by an eagle's head.
A frenetic boom of precious metal prices and interest in coins for investment purposes in the late 1970s led to a bubble in the numismatic market as an anxious public sought a safe harbor for its investments in a time of rampant inflation in the United States.
After a period of maternity/paternity leave, Jeremy and Jane stepped down and left Eight at the Thatch, on 5 May, 2008 their brief tenure marked by reported rampant arguments and failure.
Along the way the player must face off with the dangers of their environment, invaders and sieges, vampires and other night creatures, and the occasional rampant megabeast, all while keeping their dwarves happy and their fortress alive.
Another parallel between the student loan industry and the mortgage industry is the fact that subprime lending ran rampant over the past few years.
Bennett's Coat of Arms was designed by Alan Beddoe "Argent within two bendlets Gules three maple leaves proper all between two demi-lions rampant couped gules.
Coat of Arms: A silver shield with a red lion rampant with a gold crown, within a black border bezant.
Drug and alcohol use became so rampant at the University that it became known as a party school.
Due to the hai jin laws, the Ming government was the only entity allowed to conduct foreign trade; regardless of this prohibition, Choe was informed of the rampant illegal smuggling that passed through Hangzhou, bringing in sandalwood, pepper, and perfumes from Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Elmasry praised Mugabe for "trying to implement a land reform; to redistribute the land of about 5,000 white farmers to his country's poor black people" and argued that the collapse of Zimbabwe's economy and the rampant inflation are the result of Western sanctions and not because of Mugabe's land seizures.
Factional rivalries between Johnson and other candidates for preselection led to rampant branch stacking.
He had plates and screws installed in his right leg, though a rampant staph infection took hold.
He says: "On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
His regime is often identified with rampant corruption and huge inflation of currency.
Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff found that racist discrimination is rampant in the lives of African Americans and is strongly related to psychiatric symptoms.
In 1933, the Kansas Legislature, Governor Alfred Landon, and Highway Department Attorney Wint Smith acted to halt the rampant bank robberies and crime sprees of the 1920s and 1930s.
In addition, it was cheap: each issue was priced at only 20 groszes (later 25), an average price for a newspaper in pre-war Poland, but very inexpensive in reality of rampant hyperinflation in war-torn Poland.
In front of the house is a terrace with a trefoil pierced parapet with statutes of lions rampant with swords on embattled octagonal gate piers which flank six steps.
In the "Ecosocialist manifesto", Kovel and Löwy suggest that capitalist expansion causes both "crises of ecology" through "rampant industrialization" and "societal breakdown" that springs "from the form of imperialism known as globalization".
In the United States, bid rigging is a felony criminal offense under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Even so, bid rigging is still rampant in the construction industry, auto sale auctions, and foreclosed home auctions.
Later, the Famicom Disk System was discontinued, supposedly because cartridge technology had caught up in capacity, but the influence of rampant piracy cannot be discounted.
Like "politics" and the French socialist magazine "Socialisme ou Barbarie," "Dissent" sought to formulate a third position between the liberalism of the West and the communism of the East. Troubled by the rampant bureaucratization of both capitalist and communist society, "Dissent" was home to writers--like the anarchist George Woodcock and social critic C. Wright Mills--who identified themselves more as radical democrats as well as to a variety of writers and editors who--like Irving Howe and Michael Harrington--more closely identified with democratic socialism.
Like the Scouting Movement, the Crater Club is an example of the American movement that embraced basic, "frontier" values in contrast to the rampant urbanization and industrialization of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ó Glacáin made his way to Spain sometime before 1600, possibly in time to treat victims of an outbreak of the bubonic plague which was rampant from 1595 to 1602.
Oliver developed a baldness cure made out of sweat from Bill the Cat (originally intended as a deodorant until it caused rampant underarm hair growth in Oliver's dad).
Other uses of the Saltire by the Army include the cap badge design of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, which consists of a (silver) Saltire, surmounted by a (gilt) lion rampant and ensigned with a representation of the Crown of Scotland.
Rampant inflation, housing shortages, mass unemployment, food shortages and coal shortages further weakened the economy and stimulated widespread protests.
Regardless, slow lorises remained vulnerable to international trade under Appendix II, and the rampant Southeast Asian pet trade was another reason for concern.
Scholar Paul Vasey described Whitam as "an essentialist during a time of rampant social constructionism."
Since 2010, speculation about emergent superconferences in American college sports has been rampant and closely connected with conference realignment, with many writers believing that Division I FBS football will eventually be dominated by four or five superconferences consisting of 16 schools each.
Steiner opposed Wilson's proposal to create new European nations based around ethnic groups, which he saw as opening the door to rampant nationalism.
The "Royal Standard of Scotland", also known as the "Banner of the King of Scots" or more commonly the "Lion Rampant of Scotland", is the Scottish Royal Banner of Arms.
The author believed it was partly the corruption of the nation's leaders which had permeated the society and led to the rampant unethical excesses.
The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is "Per fess Or a Semi Lion rampant issuant Azure and Gules a Fleur-de-lys Argent."
The book shows an engraving of Hengist and Horsa landing in Kent in 449 under the banner of a rampant white horse.
The East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron crest features a Saltire surmounted by an open book; the book itself being supported by red lions rampant.
The figure of the prancing (or rampant in heraldry) white horse can also be referred to as Invicta, which is the motto of Kent.
The Japanese economy was in a crisis situation due to rampant inflation.
The lion passant (walking with one forepaw upraised) stands for the family’s roots, which go back to the Landgraves of Hesse (Hesse’s heraldic charge is a red-and-silver-striped lion rampant).
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Tierced in mantle, Or a lion rampant gules crowned argent, gules semé of crosses pattée of the first two salmon haurient addorsed of the third, and azure diapered a fess of the third. The lion rampant on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side comes from the arms once borne by the Waldgraves, and the silver fess (that is, horizontal stripe) on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side from those once borne by the Rhinegraves.
The only hindrance to development is the insurgency and rampant corruption that has destabilize the whole region from poor infrastructure to poor planning by the officials.
The rampant lion, suggested by the coat of arms of Belgium and the Netherlands, alludes to the former organization's drive during World War II to stem the invading enemy; and the wavy bar alludes to the wavy bend on the arms of Rhineland signifying the sweep through that province during the same campaign.
The White horse of Kent, or the White Horse Rampant, is a symbol of Kent, a county in South East England.
These mining mafia are rampant often smuggling thousands of truckloads everyday with scant regard for law enforcement agencies.
This, coupled with rampant alcoholism and their reputation for a quick temper, has contributed to high rates of fratricide among them.
Trademark piracy is a rampant problem for trademark owners in China, despite the highly effective and speedy administrative raid procedure available to trademark owners under the auspices of the State Administration for Industries and Commerce.
While Abdullah-Malik continues to exercise considerable influence over the BPS from prison, the various Black Stones splinter groups suffer from rampant infighting without a clear leader.
Within days, 11 former members of Tolbert's cabinet, including his brother Frank, were brought to trial to answer charges of "high treason, rampant corruption and gross violation of human rights."
“It will do nothing to reduce the perception, suggested by several players, that steroid use is rampant.

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