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 Meanings and Examples of RIFE
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 a.  excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
Classic Sentence:
1  For some remarkable reason, ghostly legends were uncommonly rife, about this time, among the servants on Legree's place.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
2  Ignatius Gallaher puffed thoughtfully at his cigar and then, in a calm historian's tone, he proceeded to sketch for his friend some pictures of the corruption which was rife abroad.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A LITTLE CLOUD
3  Thoughts were rife in the air, in fact.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
4  Calumny, therefore, is most rife in that State wherein impeachment is least practised, and the laws least favour it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence:
1  Speculation was rife as to whom the prince might marry.
2  Violent crime is rife in our inner cities.
3  Corruption was rife before the election.
4  No one knew exactly what he had done, but speculation ran rife.
5  Once again the popular press in Britain has been rife with stories about their marriage.
6  In the face of the many rumors of scandal, which are rife at the moment, it is best to remain silent.