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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rave.


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  • Le Guin raved about it in one of her essays (she also liked Time Bandits a lot, which made me happy). (

    mrissa: Not actually dragged behind a truck. mrissa 2010

  • Being fifth graders I don't think a single one of us had a book that went a full thirty pages, but that teacher took me aside and said that other people she knew had read my book and "raved" about it.

    Bookending Michael Alan Nelson 2008

  • These ambassadors, like Australians and Americans, "raved" about their country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2002

  • Who has not met in their long or short run of experience with the modern graduate who "perfectly idolized" Tennyson or Byron, who "raved" about

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense [pseud.] Vera

  • Democrat who spoke upon this tedious question, according to Adams, either "raved" or "foamed at the mouth."

    Stephen A. Douglas A Study in American Politics Allen Johnson 1900

  • His tone, however, was grave, and Mrs. Draper, on reading him over, was slightly disappointed -- she would have preferred he should have "raved" a little more.

    Madame De Mauves Henry James 1879

  • "The best thing about being famous, Mike" The Situation "raved," Every where I go people freak out.

    RadarOnline RSS 2010

  • Of course, one should never trust a journalist, but too many "real people" or civilians, as Liz Hurley calls them, have raved about the fit of the six styles of tailored trousers on offer for me not to encourage you to try them if you haven 't already.

    Chic Simple Tina Gaudoin 2010

  • When I took my homemade tamales the Hispanic guys there raved about them telling me the tamales were the best they had ever had.

    Tamales and Christmas 2009

  • When he made it into a movie in 1962, critics raved over his harrowing and effective translation of the story from stage to screen.

    Arthur Penn, director of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' dies at 88 Emma Brown 2010


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