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Origin of rife
SYNONYMS FOR rife
OTHER WORDS FROM riferifely, adverbrifeness, nouno·ver·rife, adjectiveun·rife, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH riferife , ripe.
Words nearby rife
Example sentences from the Web for rife
The banlieue setting is rough and rife with violence and drug trafficking.
(Referenda tend to be expensive, rife with misinformation, and favorable to extreme positions).Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adding insult to injury for these ethnically distinct residents, discrimination and racism are rife on a daily basis.
It is all a result of segregated communities where illiteracy is rife and the men think they can get away with anything.
The years between 26 and 34 are rife with those kinds of life changes so heavy they earn moniker of “milestones.”
I do not expect to find the disturbance that is rife in Paris, said Irma Lentz shortly.Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound|Alice B. Emerson
Concerning Manchuria and all the issues involved in the present struggle for its possession, all kinds of misconceptions are rife.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
The old-time fear of Lee's superior ability that was rife among the officers of the Army of the Potomac had entirely disappeared.Recollections of the Civil War|Charles A. Dana
There was some violence, and plundering was rife; though many of the men paid for what they took.In the Russian Ranks|John Morse
A great bustle was rife in the little parlor of the "Fountain Head."The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds