The rears of planes are becoming hell with smaller, harder seats to jam as many passengers in as possible.
The message that we must send is that racism, in all of its forms, must be fought every time it rears its dangerous head.
From afar it rears itself with splendid majesty over the house roofs, but nearer it is too much hemmed in and enclosed by houses.
Sometimes he kicks, sometimes he bites, sometimes he rears and smashes things all to pieces.
Imogen, cast off by her husband, comes to the mountains where Belarius rears Cymbeline's two lost sons.
It has always appeared to me that Corbus rears too much already.
Many of these outbuildings are to shelter the geese and poultry, of which he rears an innumerable quantity.
The mare refuses to proceed; the rider urges her; she rears!
In attacking he rears himself on his hind legs, and springs the length of his body.
He not only adores the child, but he rears it delicately, and he means to educate her.
"hindmost part," c.1600, abstracted from rerewarde "rear guard, hindmost part of an army or fleet" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French rerewarde, Old French rieregarde, from Old French adverb riere "behind" (from Latin retro "back, behind;" see retro-) + Old French garde (see guard (n.)). Or the word may be a shortened form of arrear (see arrears).
As a euphemism for "buttocks" it is attested from 1796. Rear admiral is first attested 1580s, apparently so called from ranking "behind" an admiral proper. Rear-view (mirror) is recorded from 1926.
Old English ræran "to raise, build up, create, set on end; arouse, excite, stir up," from Proto-Germanic *raizijanau "to raise," causative of *risanan "to rise" (see raise (v.)). Meaning "bring into being, bring up" (as a child) is recorded from early 15c.; that of "raise up on the hind legs" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Reared; rearing.
"attack in the rear," 17c., from rear (n.).
c.1300, from Old French rere (see rear (n.)).