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  • n. Plural form of rush.
  • n. Unedited footage; film material as recorded to tape etc.


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  • Frankenstein rushes from the room and sees no more of his Creature until after William's death, when he encounters the Creature outside Geneva: "A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy dæmon, to whom I had given life" (I: 6: 22).

    The Creature

  • – Frankenstein rushes from the laboratory, without lamp, fastens the door in apparent dread, and hastens down the stairs, watching the entrance of the laboratory.

    Act I

  • Walton, Frankenstein "rushes" in frightened disgust from his makeshift laboratory and, finally giving way to exhaustion after long "depriv [ing him] self of rest and health" (Shelley 52), throws himself on his bed, with his most conscious thoughts of escape from his problems being focussed on his fiancee, Elizabeth Lavenza:

    Hogle, Introduction, Frankenstein's Dream, Praxis Series, Romantic Circles

  • Austin rushes off to meet his equally horrified trainer, who has him bouncing around Central Park on a pair of rebound shoes.

    Logo's 'A-List: New York' is a poor excuse for a social study

  • Ryan Torain rushes for some of his 125 yards Sunday.

    Ryan Torain works to be a complete running back

  • The suicide is contemptible, besides being pitiable, when he is hounded out of life despite himself, when he is a little embezzler of a clerk who rushes from the music hall to the Thames and thinks of the unfinished glass with his last breath.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • "Worst of it is they 'll come in rushes," Bill complained as they walked back with shouldered axes.


  • For adrenalin rushes poisonous snakes in close quarters are good candidates but none I will encounter can kill you immediately.

    What Flips Your Fear Switch?

  • Rutgers countered with an 18-yard field goal by San San Te, which they were forced to settle for after three Young rushes from the 3-yard line netted just two yards.

  • At this sight, the Marquise, her hair rising, rushes from the room.

    Reading, Begging, Paul de Man

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  • Also, 3rd person singular of the verb 'to rush'. 'They must rush her to hospital.'

    September 19, 2011