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as in:  rampant growth

First of all, word is that the Flare is running rampant through this whole shuck city and that all kinds of corruption is going on to hide it because the ones who are sick are government bigwigs.
James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  unrestrained — typically something harmful
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  • First of all, word is that the Flare is running rampant through this whole shuck city and that all kinds of corruption is going on to hide it because the ones who are sick are government bigwigs.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • It’s become rampant, Eadlyn, and it’s frightening."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • But the law was applied much more broadly, and soon thousands of mothers with children living in poor, marginalized communities where drugs and drug addiction are rampant were at risk of prosecution.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The pilot, having been thoroughly trained in the demands of military security, mastered his rampant curiosity as to the nature and purpose of my bizarre outfit and contented himself with the gloomy comment that he "doubted if the old crate could get airborne, with all that lot aboard."
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • And not because of his interest in pornography, which was all too typical and rampant around the base.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The last thing I want is more power-hungry Lunars running rampant in my country.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The crowding, poor nutrition, and lack of hygiene made disease rampant; from typhus to scarlet fever, from malnutrition to psychosis, illness of some kind struck nearly every family.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Each member of the class had memorized the movie classic, had watched it religiously each time it appeared on television, and had added personal interpretations to the bizarre forces rampant in the spirit-haunted land over the rainbow.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In the soft light of the foyer my membrum, betrousered, is truly rampant.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The new national flag flutters there as well, two red bands and a red maple leaf rampant on white, looking like a trademark for margarine of the cheaper variety, or an owl kill in snow.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Besides, Victory runs rampant in Olympia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • We passed the rest of the day in pleasant conversation, wandering among his reminiscences of the dear departed days when men were men, and the pernicious weed of civilization was less rampant upon the bonny wild face of the Highlands.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In Mexico City, crime is rampant.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Chickens and rabbits scampered underfoot, dust and ashes coiled in rampant whirlwinds.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Rumors of my death have been running rampant, so they send in the team to film me in my hospital bed.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Respiratory diseases, from infections and exposure to unbreathable air in factories and mines, were rampant.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They were all placed on a conveyor belt and run through a rampant machine that gave them a lifetime in ten minutes.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Preventatives for old age are rampant here.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Speculation grew rampant among his closest friends.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Unfortunately, or not, as the case may be, this vice seems to be rampant at our school.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "A huge human foot d’or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • The Lightwoods have coddled you and let your worst qualities run rampant.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • No tree grew there, only rough grass and many tall plants: stalky and faded hemlocks and wood-parsley, fire-weed seeding into fluffy ashes, and rampant nettles and thistles.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Oh, most definitely, death was rampant there.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • This suggests the depiction of the goddess flanked by two rampant animals on Mycenean seals.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But now she had another problem because the room was alive with enormous, heavy, black, spike-covered wheels rolling rampant.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The clocks are all set back and the forces of destruction are rampant down below.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • But his curiosity was rampant, and several minutes later he was venturing forth on a new quest.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The werewolves existed to prevent the loss of human life, and here was rampant murder being condoned barely outside the packs’ borders.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Were they not the first to cheer at "Dixie" and the most rampant seekers, in oratory at least, for Yankee blood?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A rampant hag was she.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • Economic discrimination was rampant all over the land.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Between bites, Orik explained, "It is custom, from days when poisoning was rampant among clans, for the host to taste the food first and declare it safe for his guests."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Janza staggered backward, surprise and pain rampant on his face.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • A man of rampant appetites, Fischer smoked a lot of cannabis (although not while working) and drank more than was healthy.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The shield, whose cover the horse’s hoof had torn, bore, or, a dragon rampant gules.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Presently she laughed and showed him a small sketch of Jo in her scribbling suit, with the bow rampantly erect upon her cap, and issuing from her mouth the words, ’Genius burns!
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The drug trade ran so rampant and gang warfare was so ubiquitous in that part of Brooklyn that most people would take to the safety of their apartment at nightfall.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • "Not coming!" said Bob, with a sudden declension in his high spirits; for he had been Tim’s blood horse all the way from church, and had come home rampant.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • The heraldic group of a warrior flanked by two lions rampant has passed into the iconography of the classical, medieval, and modern worlds, and is called even now ’the Gilgamesh motif.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Call it rampant control issues, but I couldn’t stand to watch this.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • But Lilly’s all, "We’re going to break the cycle of racism that has been rampant in delis across the five boroughs."
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • A wonderful pavilion it was — and especially now when the light of the setting sun fell upon it — with sides of what looked like yellow silk and cords of crimson and tent-pegs of ivory; and high above it on a pole a banner which bore a red rampant lion fluttering in the breeze which was blowing in their faces from the far-off sea.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Life streamed through him in splendid flood, glad and rampant, until it seemed that it would burst him asunder in sheer ecstasy and pour forth generously over the world.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • These "majority truths" are like last year’s cured meat—like rancid, tainted ham; and they are the origin of the moral scurvy that is rampant in our communities.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • With eye disease rampant in northern Pakistan, Mortenson arranged for Dr. Geoff Tabin, an American cataract surgeon, to offer free surgery to sixty elderly patients in Skardu and Gilgit.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • …we’ll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • And my arms a lion rampant.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The devil was rampant.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
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