Among them is a rant about a “fascist plot” and the way the media make people swallow lies in small doses.
From a hospital bed in Las Vegas, Marion Barry tweeted an apology for his second rant against Asian immigrants in a month.
The rant quickly turned 100 percent politically incorrect when he began comparing African Americans to Jewish philanthropists.
David went on a bit of a Twitter rant this morning, listing a series of reasons Mitt Romney is struggling to connect with voters.
Here is a screengrab of the rant (Baldwin has since deleted his Twitter, again): Alec Baldwin has a good reason to be upset.
Never before in the country-side had such a rant been seen or heard tell of.
Is there any genuine conviction at the bottom of all this rant and raving?
Why you rave and rant about it as though it was actually my affections that were involved!
There was no symptom of raving or rant; no vulgarity or bad taste.
The tumultuous cry of the cascade, wont to rant in the ragged throat of Hellsfork, was now hushed to a repining monotone.
c.1600, "to be jovial and boisterous," also "to talk bombastically," from Dutch randten (earlier ranten) "talk foolishly, rave," of unknown origin (cf. German rantzen "to frolic, spring about"). Related: Ranted; ranting. Ranters "antinomian sect which arose in England c.1645" is attested from 1651; applied 1823 to early Methodists. A 1700 slang dictionary has rantipole "a rude wild Boy or Girl" (also as a verb and adjective); to ride rantipole meant "The woman uppermost in the amorous congress" [Grose].
"boisterous, empty declamation; fierce or high-sounding language without much meaning or dignity of thought; bombast; a ranting speech," 1640s, from rant (v.).