With all those Washington lions, especially Mr. Gates himself, roaring about slashing $100 billion, confusion is inescapable.
And a warmer Atlantic Ocean seems to have kept Sandy roaring toward New York and New Jersey.
By 1996, the economy was roaring, halfway through the longest peacetime expansion in American history.
When he was finished, thousands of people in the packed ballroom leapt to their feet, roaring their approval.
If the goal was to get 'em talking, last Sunday night's Miss America competition was a roaring success.
The tree went off simply like a rocket; in three seconds it was a roaring pillar of fire.
The foaming, roaring breakers were leaping up on either hand.
Then they piled on great dead boughs till they had a roaring furnace, and were gladhearted once more.
The trickle in the ravine became a torrent, and he heard it roaring.
Asa Make tracks, pack up, and emigrate to the roaring old state of Vermont, and live 'long with mother.
late 14c., present participle adjective from roar (v.). Used of periods of years characterized by noisy revelry, especially roaring twenties (1930); but also, in Britain, roaring fifties (1892). Roaring forties in reference to exceptional rough seas between latitudes 40 and 50 south, is attested from 1841.
Old English rarian "roar, wail, lament, bellow, cry," probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch reeren, German röhren "to roar;" Sanskrit ragati "barks;" Lithuanian reju "to scold;" Old Church Slavonic revo "I roar;" Latin raucus "hoarse"). Related: Roared; roaring.
late 14c., from roar (v.) and Old English gerar.