Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lively; uproarious; boisterous; slam bang.

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Examples

  • The run-up to Snyder's next film, "Sucker Punch," just got far more interesting -- as the tent will now grow to include curious lookyloos who otherwise might have passed on watching a young girl's riproaring alt-reality.

    6 Things We Can Safely Say About Director Zack Snyder's 'SUPERMAN'...

  • I can't bloody wait for these Edinburgh trams to get going, they're going to be a riproaring success.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I also know that it would allow the Kennedy types to get riproaring wasted and it isn†™ t a good idea, but I can dream, can†™ t I?

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 23, 2006

  • Still, for all its lack of a riproaring plot, "The Master" is riveting and full of the stuff you'd expect from a life of James: longing, miscommunication, great insight into the human animal and regular flashes of poetry.

    Page Turners

  • My SWC meme hasn't exactly been a riproaring success, for three reasons.

    One thing the SWC has done for me

  • Children have less insurance and they are going to the doctor less often since the budget cuts got riproaring a few years ago.

    Archive 2005-02-20

  • But it really is a riproaring time, here in the leprosy colony.

    Musings of a Drunken Monk: June 2004 Archives

  • Also, if you haven't already, read Scott Westerfeld's riproaring "Risen Empire."

    Archive 2003-08-01

  • I have always found a good polemic to be either in dead earnest or riproaring good fun.

    The Arsenal Explodes

  • Tonio gave a riproaring impression of my drunken walk, reeling right round the back of the van on his way to the driving seat.

    Forfeit

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