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Word: rife

Definition: (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current


Sentences Containing 'rife'

"RifA" through "rifE" encode a type I polyketide synthase module, with the loading module being a non-ribosomal peptide synthase.
"The art-world is rife with politicking.
Anti-Chinese sentiment was also rife in early Los Angeles, culminating in a notorious 1871 riot in which a mob attacked Chinese residents.
As the U.S. fleet prepares to navigate the waters of the Panama Canal, Panama City becomes rife with spies.
As transfer deadline day approached, rumours were rife that leading goalscorer, Jan Åge Fjørtoft, would be leaving the club – most sources quoting a fee of between £3m and £4m.
But criticism for the fact that there are now two Organisations and thus no unified World Championship is equally rife.
Controversy over inkhorn terms was rife from the mid-16th to the mid-17th century, during the transition from Middle English to Modern English.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, smuggling was rife all along the south east coast of England.
During the 1870s it was common knowledge that the Office of Indian Affairs was rife with corruption and greed Indian agents assigned to look after the well being of their Native captives were frequently involved in a system of billing the U.S. Government of resources intended for the tribes.
During various investigations, which were rife in 1876, Dr. Newman was summoned before a Congressional Committee, in answer to whose interrogations he gave much important information relating to the U.S. Diplomatic Service.
Owen's lover Emily arrives on Elsewhere a few years later, and there is rife until Emily backs down.
Promoting such lawlessness is breathtaking, but is sadly an indictment of social breakdown that has become rife under Labour and the prevalence of 'human rights' laws.
She became sorrowfully aware of the poverty and disease rife among the African people.
The script is based upon a set game of witty dialogues rife with innuendo and "double entendres", that admirably captured the atmosphere of a Lisbon neighbourhood and popular through the Saints celebrations, from a set of archetypical characters, meddling in their quarrels, confrontations and ambitions.
The two communities get along uneasily, their relationship rife with misunderstandings and mutual offense.
Unfortunately the area was also rife with rumours that the Woomera Test Range was to be expanded and that stations including Commonwealth Hill, Bulgunnia, Roxby Downs and Andamooka would lose some of land which in turn would reduce their wool clip.

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