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  • v. Present participle of stampede.


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  • "It strikes me that stampeding is at best a sporting proposition."


  • Subsequently, Republicans succeeded in stampeding Congress to cut off all federal funding for ACORN and President Obama immediately signed the bill without batting an eye.

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  • We have been amongst crowds and have witnessed their peculiar Brownian Motion (whether it results in stampeding someone to death or not).

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  • I afterwards met the Immigration Committee of the National Council of Women, and succeeded in stampeding them in our direction, and I feel sure that the public discussions of these questions are in the interest of the whole community, because they point out the dangers that you must appreciate.

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  • But I was tired and couldn't be sure I actually recalled stampeding giraffes, falling heliotropes, bloodstone storms, an old child with no eyes, wrapped in waves; I couldn't; and you had dropped like a minnow of a brittle star into my flat trap of a lap, my darling sour ancient fish.


  • When you have Tom Brokaw woodshedding Matthews on national television for "stampeding" the electorate, the problem has gotten out of hand.

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  • I hesitate to use the term "stampeding," but I would say that that possibility does exist, that smaller people could have been knocked down and larger people falling over them.

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  • From the very commencement of the American War we have kept an accurate register of the quaint and crabbed words which have turned up in the transatlantic vocabulary, from "stampeding" to "skedaddling," from "bogus" to "bunkum."

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  • The tracking company explained that mortgage rates are closely related to yields on long-term government debt, into which investors go "stampeding" in times of economic uncertainty. Article Feed

  • A female roommate in an adjoining bedroom, recalled by the defense to testify Thursday, told visiting Judge Raymond J. Giordano the alleged victim had been talking on the phone when there was a silence and she heard her yell "Get the (expletive) out of here," followed by footsteps "stampeding" down the stairs.

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