relating to or engaged in a headlong rush

Word Origin for Gadarene

C19: via Late Latin from Greek Gadarēnos, of Gadara (Palestine), alluding to the Biblical Gadarene swine (Matthew 8:28ff.)
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Examples from the Web for gadarene

Historical Examples of gadarene

  • It must have needed a whole herd of the Gadarene swine to make up his outfit.

    The Good Soldier

    Ford Madox Ford

  • "Then his will be the fate of the swine of Gadarene," said Nahoum Pasha, who had heard.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • But the evidence in favour of the Gadarene miracle is as good as that for any other.

    Lectures and Essays

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • But why all this more recent coil about the Gadarene swine and the like?

  • Any one who got bitten by that bug here would be afflicted like the Gadarene swine and rush into Lake Champlain.