[ US /ˈɹaɪf/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈa‍ɪf/ ]
  1. excessively abundant
  2. most frequent or common
    prevailing winds
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How To Use rife In A Sentence

  • This is Europe's problem too," went the refrain, after more than 1,400 immigrant had arrived in Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the previous week, making 2,000 landing in the month, mostly from Senegal and Mali. The pace quickens
  • Tribal traditions and a male-dominated reading of Islam have produced a deeply rooted ideology of women as temptresses, who must be kept under control to avoid "fitna" or social strife, thereby safeguarding the "peace of Islam. Ida Lichter, M.D.: Afghan Women's Movements Deserve More From the West
  • A laddish culture is rife in many universities, and cuts across all social classes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Where my taxi driver and dhobi would have peace, their leaders see advantage in strife - where and when does India reach the tipping point and choose its path? Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy: The Ecstasy and Agony of India -- From the Political to the Tribal
  • Its people are overburdened by religious riot, ethnic strife, corruption and the absence of social infrastructure.
  • Howbeit when they should come to sit downe at dinner, there kindled a strife betwixt the said two bishops about their places, bicause the bishop of London, for that he had beene ordeined long before the archbishop, and therefore not onelie as deane to the see of Canturburie, but also by reason of prioritie, pretended to haue the vpper seat. Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (3 of 12) Henrie I.
  • Oh sure, the boxing was kind of fun to watch (as much as I hate to enjoy it … what can I say, I’m a fan of forms of gladiatorship, even when they are rife with disgusting amounts of - isms), and Hillary Swank is Hillary Swank. Million dollar baby « Love | Peace | Ohana
  • It should be clear by now that Jackson has been royally twisted by the trifecta of supernova fame, seemingly unlimited cash, and a profound loneliness - none of which he asked for.
  • But as trading standards officers in York revealed this week, it's a national pastime rife with hidden dangers.
  • The status of many Eurasian species of Late Devonian cyrtospiriferid brachiopods require careful restudy to properly assess their generic status and assignment to morphologic/phylogenetic groups of Cyrtospirifer outlined below.
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