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  • s  produced or growing in extreme abundance
    their riotous blooming
  • s  characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    riotous times
  • s  unrestrained by convention or morality
    riotous living

  • Animal House, a riotous farce set at fictional Faber College in 1962, presents quite another picture.
  • In 1960, calling themselves the Silver Beatles, and with drummer Pete Best in tow, they sailed to Germany to play the riotous red-light-district bars of Hamburg, drink Herculean .
  • The anarchy and commotion of the '60s were given voice in the exploding exclamation marks, riotous capital letters and Day-Glo italics of Tom Wolfe's spray-paint prose; and in .
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  • Stravinsky's 'Rite' reveals it has much more spring in its step
    Critic's Notebook: Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony add a new dimension to the piece, the celebration of which has yet to run its course. SAN FRANCISCO — Thursday was the last day of the spring of "The Rite of Spring." By now everyone and his or her brother has seemingly found a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the riotous Parisian premiere of Stravinsky's famed ...
    June 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Bob Carr in Sydney Morning Herald
    I hope that we'll never have to use a piece of equipment like this, but if the situation arises, if there are people who take the law into their own hands with riotous behaviour on our streets, then this is a good weapon to have to restore order... Morris Iemma,23599,22274618-1702,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEVNcf6rygpDfhm-uyHSNuc7srGQA Aug 19, 2007 84198 111912 riotous What will happen now, I am advised by the commissioner and the minister, is a process of identification using tapes as happened in Redfern with charges being pressed against people who are seen to have had a hand in this riotous behaviour," Mr...
  • Frank Rich in Wall Street Journal
    ...Times's Frank Rich, a onetime drama critic who seems to have lost the sense that it's possible to be overly dramatic, describes the contretemps as "a riotous and bloody national GOP civil war" and "a GOP killing field."

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