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relating to or engaged in a headlong rush
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C19: via Late Latin from Greek Gadarēnos, of Gadara (Palestine), alluding to the Biblical Gadarene swine (Matthew 8:28ff.)
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  • There was a ghastly silence; then the gadarene herd slowly recovered itself, and resumed its place.

    At Large Arthur Christopher Benson
  • It must have needed a whole herd of the gadarene swine to make up his outfit.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • A worse thing, surely, would have been to have gone hurtling over the precipice with some gadarene swine!

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • But the evidence in favour of the gadarene miracle is as good as that for any other.

    Lectures and Essays Thomas Henry Huxley
  • "Then his will be the fate of the swine of gadarene," said Nahoum Pasha, who had heard.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • But why all this more recent coil about the gadarene swine and the like?

  • Lower and lower sank her gunwale as we dropped aboard her, with no more care than the gadarene swine whose fate we courted.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung
  • Of the gadarene story, Dr. Wace, with all solemnity and twice over, affirms that he "believes it."

  • Two miracles wrought after the return from the gadarene country.

  • After weighing all the arguments, no doubt remains on my mind that "gadarene" is the proper reading.

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