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Definition unrestrained — typically something harmful

More rarely, rampant refers to an animal (or more commonly its depiction of an emblem) in which the animal is rearing on its left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile.
  • Demons, rampant in this Godless place.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Oh! if men by selling their own souls could ride rampant for a term, for how short a term would I barter mine tonight!'
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Janza staggered backward, surprise and pain rampant on his face.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • 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
  • Oh, most definitely, death was rampant there.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Economic discrimination was rampant all over the land.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • 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
  • The sight of your rampant manhood?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • 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
  • She knew some cops got off peeking into bedroom windows, and misuse of the goggles was rampant on all levels.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It was true: demoralization, lethargy, and stupor were rampant.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Preventatives for old age are rampant here.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The days will be hot, the nights cold, disease will be rampant and chastity nonexistent.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was a time, for all it enriched the world with yellow treasure, when might was right, when men were hopeless, when death stalked rampant.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • I work for the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps and I can see the mental health scene is not good: Depression is rampant.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Chickens and rabbits scampered underfoot, dust and ashes coiled in rampant whirlwinds.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Ghosts will run rampant.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Rumors of my death have been running rampant, so they send in the team to film me in my hospital bed.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The last thing I want is more power-hungry Lunars running rampant in my country.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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