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Sample sentences for the GRE study word rife

rife can be used as a adj

1.Now that security was removed--and the air seemed rife with suspicion. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
2.Thoughts were rife in the air, in fact. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.Ignatius Gallaher puffed thoughtfully at his cigar and then, in a calm historian's tone, he proceeded to sketch for his friend some pictures of the corruption which was rife abroad. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.Wherever we may think of such speculations, we can hardly deny that they have been more rife in this generation than in any other and whither they are tending, who can predic. - from The Republic by Plato
5.Nietzsche tells us here, in a poetical form, how deeply grieved he was by the manifold misinterpretations and misunderstandings which were becoming rife concerning his publications. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.Throughout the whole army and at headquarters most joyful though erroneous rumors were rife of the imaginary approach of columns from Russia, of some victory gained by the Austrians, and of the retreat of the frightened Bonaparte. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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