Riotous sentence example

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  • There is a story that his youth was riotous, until Plato's example led him to reform his ways.
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  • In Scotland, Brown so far won the sympathy of the students that riotous conflicts took place between his partisans and opponents.
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  • Moreover, he built a number of forts which the people thought were intended for prisons; he filled the land with riotous and overbearing Swabians; he kept in prison Magnus, the heir to the duchy; and is said to have spoken of the Saxons in a tone of great contempt.
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  • Their planned public meeting was broken up by a large riotous mob.
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  • After his return to Morocco at the age of twentyeight, he began preaching and agitating, heading riotous attacks on wine-shops and on other manifestations of laxity.
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  • Herodotus describes the festival of Bubastis, which was attended by thousands from all parts of Egypt and was a very riotous affair; it has its modern equivalent in the Moslem festival of the sheikh Said el Badawi at Tanta.
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  • The resulting fracas ended with riotous fighting in the streets.
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  • All right, I did n't steal or kill anyone, but I had a fairly riotous time.
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  • At the same time he scandalized the world by his riotous living and undignified familiarities.
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  • He received what little education he had at the academy of Konigsberg, from which he was expelled for riotous conduct.
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  • The treasury was exhausted, the troops asked for pay, the people in Bagdad were riotous.
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  • They would go away chastened, stirred, amused; they would not be in the riotous mood associated with the tavern.
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  • Claydon is an 18th-century showpiece, whose classically proportioned exterior conceals riotous rococo ornamentation and chinoiserie within.
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  • In the 19th century it became so riotous it had to be banned for fifty years.
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  • These festivities became very riotous as people began to abandon themselves and became drunken and out of order.
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  • All right, I didn't steal or kill anyone, but I had a fairly riotous time.
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  • The eldest son Giacomo was a riotous, dishonest young scoundrel, who cheated his own father and even attempted to murder him (1595).
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  • He spent weeks in riotous orgies and outdrank the most experienced drunkards.
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  • They exited the stage to a peel of riotous applause from one man sitting in the third row.
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  • All the defendants except Henry Haycock were found guilty of riotous assemblage and given prison sentences of between 14 days and 4 months.
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  • The answers are to be found in Edward 's Theater Company 's production of Dario Fo 's riotous comedy.
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  • The Proctors were forced to give evidence at the ensuing trial of nine people for inciting riotous assembly.
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  • Judas rejected the Lord Give me of riotous living.
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  • Though summer is typically the time for riotous blooming, there are some varieties of flowers that bloom in winter.
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  • Butterfly: the Butterfly is perfect for those that adore color as a riotous mix of yellow, blue and orange fill the canvas in a snakeskin pattern.
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  • In this style, you won't have to worry about joining that riotous game of volleyball; you'll know that your top will stay in place.
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  • Sweet and Powerful: The name truly says it all at this lingerie site, as you'll be able to find a myriad of sexy sports looks, including riotous prints that are guaranteed to get the heart pumping.
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  • These riotous proceedings provoked the second military expedition of the governor, and on the 16th of May 1771, with a force of about r000 men and officers, he met about twice that number of Regulators on the banks of the Alamance, where, after two hours of fighting, with losses on each side nearly equal, the ammunition of the Regulators was exhausted and they were routed.
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  • From our standpoint, the plant wastes all the rest of its energy on riotous living: growing roots and leaves, soaking up water, separating carbon molecules from oxygen ones.
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  • Riotous scenes occurred both in Sydney and on the coal-fields, and a large number of special constables were sworn in by the government.
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  • The "PSlerei of Schweidnitz" is the name given to the riotous revolt of the town, in 1520-1522, against a royal edict depriving it of the right of coining its own money.
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  • Because, you will agree, chere Marie, to fall into the hands of the soldiers or of riotous peasants would be terrible.
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  • Some of the old masters of the Yamato school were, however, admirable in their rendering of the burlesqtie, and in modern times KyOsai, the last of the Hokusai school, outdid all his predecessors in the riotous originality of his weird and comic fancies.
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  • The Girondists were idealists, doctrinaires and theorists rather than men of action; they encouraged, it is true, the "armed petitions" which resulted, to their dismay, in the emeute of the 10th of June; but Roland, turning the ministry of the interior into a publishing office for tracts on the civic virtues, while in the provinces riotous mobs were burning the chateaux unchecked, is more typical of their spirit.
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  • His patrons had been taken away by death, or estranged by the riotous profusion with which he squandered their bounty, and the ungrateful insolence with which he rejected their advice.
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  • It may be that to political enmity the tradition of Henry's riotous youth, immortalized by Shakespeare, is partly due.
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  • Meanwhile Yazid, having been informed of the riotous behaviour of the Shiites in Kufa, sent Obaidallah, son of the famous Ziyad and governor of Basra, to restore order.
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  • His parts were good and he could speak and write six languages at a very early age, but the zeal of his guardians and tutors to make a man of him betimes nearly ruined his feeble constitution, while the riotous life led by him and his young consort, Maria of Austria, whom he wedded on the 13th of January 1522, speedily disqualified him for affairs, so that at last he became an object of ridicule at his own court.
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  • Although ecclesiastical corruption was then at its height, his riotous mode of life called down upon him a very severe reprimand from Pope Pius II., who succeeded Calixtus III.
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  • The troubles of Egypt were now increased by an insufficient inundation, and great scarcity prevailed, aggravated by the taxation to which the beys were compelled to resort in order to pay the troops; while murder and rapine prevailed in the capital, the riotous soldiery being under little or no control.
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