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The captain is ranting and roaring about our lack of military discipline.
  to complain or verbally attack in an excited rather than thoughtful way
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rant ranting ranted ranter rantingly
Rant is often seen in the expression rant and rave which means "to complain angrily and loudly."
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  • The captain is ranting and roaring about our lack of military discipline.
  • She will rant about my grades and the way I dress, but she loves me.
  • He ranted at the people on the stairway.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • She stopped to draw a deep breath and then went ranting on.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • All she does is rant and rave.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • They mark special occasions, write horrible poetry, sketch things that are beautiful or grotesque, or just rant.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Ranting and raving.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • He’ll rant for the rest of the period, forty-three minutes.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • He ranted on for a while longer, complaining about adults and the "corrupt frigging system" and about the time being ripe for a young people’s revolution.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • Minho shrugged off Newt’s hand and started his usual rant of sarcastic remarks, but Thomas had already tuned out, his heart’s pace having kicked in to a rapid series of almost painful thumps.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • The Rat Man had been staring at Thomas with blank eyes throughout his rant.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • What, do they think I’m less likely to rant or say something alienating if I’m in an expensive public place?
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • More astonishing, perhaps, was the fact that time travel hadn’t broken my brain; that by some miracle, I had not yet devolved into a gibbering crazy person ranting on a street corner.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She was once again ranting about the immaturity and silliness of the women in the Camp.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But whenever a union gains support at a particular restau— rant, the McDonald’s Corporation suddenly shows tremendous interest in the emotional and financial well-being of the workers there.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • At a table in back, a muscular teen boy rose and began ranting in what I thought was Portuguese.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Donny Kellen was always ranting about the Commies and how they were trying to take over the world.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • While Celaena could listen to Nehemia rant about the King of Adarlan for hours, they were in a garden—other people might be listening.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • They discussed and debated and raved and ranted until they were on the verge of blows, when it was decided to submit the question to arbitration by the princesses.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • And the man was croaking, ranting, not to Maniac now but to the people.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Lone Wolves didn’t need much feedback because they liked to rant and rave.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • April frickin Fools, . he ranted.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He stopped chopping somewhere in the middle of that rant, but I’m not sure which part.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Sure enough Mrs. Brown was ranting about something to her kids.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She shrieked and ranted for a quarter of an hour, then deprived us of our noontime break in the open air that day.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • "Fidelity would become you more," he is saying in the midst of his runaway rant.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You are a Ramirez-Arellano! her father used to rant.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Marcus waited for Tata to tell him it was crazy to believe in the ranting words of a stranger.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • The women stirred around me, and I thought of a line from "Maggie Lauder" : "Oh, they call me Rab the Ranter, and the lassies all go daft, When I blow up my chanter."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Ranting and screaming in Russian, he slapped him across the face with his red, beringed hand, backwards and forwards.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Even though he was still ranting about being set up.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I walked into the stables when he was ranting to Fin about how inconvenient it is for him to have me around all the time, in his space.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Gaily continued his rant.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I sit on the front stoop and listen to them rant about reputations and boyfriends and loyalty for a half hour.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Worried about alienating the boy, Franz said little during such outbursts and let him rant.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We all turned to her, and our shocked expressions seemed to snap her out of her rant.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • And when we splashed back to the beach, Chief Schulz was there, ranting and yelling for us to form up and run the mile to the chow hall.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • But he did not rant and rave; he was quiet and brooding, and we knew that was the worst kind of drunk.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • On other days, deep in the woods, I’ve listened to him rant about how the tesserae are just another tool to cause misery in our district.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When Tony finished his rant, Wes hung up the phone and went back to bed.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She sent us off to school and tried to maintain her crazy house as usual, ranting about this and that, but the fire was gone.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • A roaring, ranting, sleek man-thief, Who lived on mutton, veal, and beef, Yet never would afford relief To needy, sable sons of grief, Was big with heavenly union.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He ranted until his emotions were spent, then ineffectually punched the ground.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I shall offer to pay him to-morrow; he will rant and storm about his love for you, and there will be an end of the matter.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I think back to how I felt during that halftime rant.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The Germans are ranting and raving in all the newspapers at the treachery of Badoglio and the Italian king.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Laila knew the routine: Mammy, ferocious, indomitable, pacing and ranting; Babi, sitting, looking sheepish and dazed, nodding obediently, waiting for the storm to pass.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Clary snapped, cutting him off mid-rant.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Baba, who’d had a few scotches before dinner, was still ranting about the kite tournament, how I’d outlasted them all, how I’d come home with the last kite.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • A few times she cried so bad, ranting and tearing her hair, that Rosaleen had to come get August from the honey house.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
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