from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a roar; roaring.

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  • adjective Abounding with noise; roaring


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  • The great room, ordinarily aroar with life, was still and gloomy as

    Too Much Gold 2010

  • The great room, ordinarily aroar with life, was still and gloomy as

    TOO MUCH GOLD 2010

  • The Richmond Olympic Oval was aroar with cheers from Dutch fans during the race, but Kramer had suspected something was amiss.

    Netherlands' Kramer DQ'd for improper lane switch; Lee wins gold 2010

  • The wind rocked the pines, the creek was aroar from the white rain that had brought the wild plum to full bloom all in one night.

    The Dollmaker Harriette Arnow 1954

  • The great room, ordinarily aroar with life, was still and gloomy as a tomb.

    Too Much Gold 1904

  • He works so hard because he knows an audience of units is an audience of indifferent critics, but once get them to laughing together and each single laugher sweeps a number of others with him, until the whole theatre is aroar and the entertainer has scored.

    The Art of Public Speaking Dale Carnagey 1906

  • And lo, here was love tearing him by the throat till he choked; an exquisite torture, a rampant passion, a devastating flame, that most glorified when it burned most deeply, aroar and ablaze forevermore.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison 1905

  • They were waiting by their engines, with the furnace fires aroar.

    Rio Grande's Last Race & Other Verses 1902

  • In an hour the whole wide valley for miles to left and right will be all aroar with musketry stricken to seeming silence now and again by thunder claps of big guns.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 Ambrose Bierce 1878

  • Nor was all this preparation vain, for scarcely five minutes had passed since Captain Ransome's guns had broken the truce of doubt before the whole region was aroar: the enemy had attacked nearly everywhere.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce — Volume 2: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians Ambrose Bierce 1878


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