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She stopped the car in Dr. Finch’s driveway, climbed the high front steps to his house, knocked on the door, and went in, singing in a raucous voice: "Old Uncle Jack with his cane and his crutch When he was young he boogie-woogied too much; Put the sales tax on it—"
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  unpleasantly loud and harsh
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  • She stopped the car in Dr. Finch’s driveway, climbed the high front steps to his house, knocked on the door, and went in, singing in a raucous voice: "Old Uncle Jack with his cane and his crutch When he was young he boogie-woogied too much; Put the sales tax on it—"
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • We reach the mess hall, and the cacophony within hits us like a wave—laughter and boasts and the raucous talk of three thousand young men on the verge of leave or graduation.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Another raucous round of cheers and whistles and clapping and foot pounding went on for a good minute or two.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Raucous moments on the bus when he was sure that everyone was laughing at them.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • By the time she made it to the Great Hall, it was raucous with a few thousand Circlers.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Enormous buildings stretched to the sky in the distance while raucous traffic whizzed through Greenwich Village streets.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The place was raucous and crowded.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • As Kit lay wide awake in the blackness, some distant shouts, a snatch of raucous, unrestrained singing such as she had never heard before in Wethersfield, sent her mind back to the days of her childhood.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Our once-raucous fans were stunned into silence, and that’s when it happened.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Waving her arms like a conductor, she led them in a raucous "Happy Birthday" and dished out generous gobs of ice cream.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer

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  • Christopher-John’s whistling increased to a raucous, nervous shrill, and grudgingly I let the matter drop and trudged along in moody silence, my brothers growing as pensively quiet as I. Before us the narrow, sun-splotched road wound like a lazy red serpent dividing the high forest bank of quiet, old trees on the left from the cotton field, forested by giant green-and purple stalks, on the right.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Up in one of the elms an old black crow gave its raucous cry, and a woodpecker went into a wild rat-a-tat-tat.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • He wondered if someday Merrick would be proposed to in this swing, if Redcliffe’s children would swoop back and forth in it so raucously that their mother would seize the ropes to slow it down.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Their racy humor, raucous laughter, and breezy, unearned intimacy with me make me a little nervous.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • A raucous clamor filled the room.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • An audible feel of chagrin in the car, making itself known by soft moans and sighs, was drowned out by the boys’ raucous cheers, at first so deafening and then so continuous that Sophie, rigidly immobilized in the blackest dark, knew in a flash that no cry or protest would avail her when she felt, now, from behind her the hand slither up between her thighs underneath her skirt.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She laughs raucously in the halls.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • We were greeted by raucous cheers, and hurriedly pushed into seats at the table, where a hearty supper was already in progress.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The sea outside was a raucous blue, dusted with tiny whitecaps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The easy one was in a high school classroom in the Bronx: pregnant moms, assorted cabdrivers, and a raucous gaggle of Grand Concourse homegirls with short fur jackets and sparkle fingernails.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And the other children: their laughter was raucous, offensive.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Vera said with a raucous laugh: "Cold?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Evenings in the small kitchen were raucous, without fail.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • She told Len to meet her at a loud and raucous store in the mall near the grocery store.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Someone in the hushed bar suddenly laughed raucously at how stupid everyone had become.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Dimly he heard Saphira bugle and the warriors cheering raucously around them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Dunbar shouted at him emphatically in a voice rising clearly above the raucous commotion.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But the raucous swallows, the woman’s droning commands, the ground bass of the machinery mesmerized her.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Nowadays, Garden City, which was once a rather raucous frontier town, is quite subdued.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The latter were looked upon with some suspicion because they were so loud and raucous in their services.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • And my father sang raucously and joyously: Heigh-ho, the merry-o, The farmer in the dell.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • I don’t know where the pounding starts, but someone drums their fists against the wall, and someone else joins in, and I walk down the aisle between solemn-but raucous Dauntless traitors, their hands in motion at their sides.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Their reactions unsettled Eragon far more than the raucous exchange had.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His deep, raucous voice had thrilled them as it uttered the word of belief and submission.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The gathering crows took to the air, cawing raucously, as if applauding.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He could just as easily have said twenty minutes, and now that he was alone, assaulted by what city people regard as raucous silence, he wished he had said five minutes.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • His voice was raucous.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • A running string of jokes, plenty of harmless interest in Elizabeth, and two beers each, which added to the raucous spirit.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Peeves had finally got bored of his "Oh, Potter, you rotter" song, Ernie Macmillan asked Harry quite politely to pass a bucket of leaping toadstools in Herbology one day, and in March several of the Mandrakes threw a loud and raucous party in greenhouse three.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He heard a man cry a raucous greeting.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • From outside came a whistle as wild and raucous as a reed and pitched high and strange.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She hunted for symphony concerts and twisted the dial rapidly past whenever she caught the raucous syllables of a news broadcast; she did not want any news from the city.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The wind blew from off the water to the northwest and swept raucously down Hill Street.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Ron made a triumphant gesture with his fist and went into a raucous peal of laughter that made several timid-looking second-years over beside the window jump.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The coach’s voice, raucous in triumph.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • And towering like a snowpeak off he went with a raucous cry, traversing on the run Trojans and allied troops.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Finally, the raucous fledglings quieted.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Outside Goetz’s apartment building, on the evening of the verdict, there was a raucous, impromptu street party.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • (MAMA and RUTH look at each other and burst into raucous laughter) Don’t worry—I don’t expect you to understand.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
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