Chiefly British Informal. excellent; splendid; fine.
- rip·ping·ly, adverb
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How to use ripping in a sentence
Modi’s government has surreptitiously railroaded this project, which will see the ripping up of heritage-rich central Delhi and the demolition of iconic buildings including the National Museum.India Needs All the Help It Can Get to Fight COVID-19, But Who Does Humanitarian Aid Really Serve? | Debasish Roy Chowdhury | May 21, 2021 | Time
And what could be a more appropriate tribute to a writer who was always riffing on and ripping off earlier sources himself?
What most amazes me about the following novels is the variety of approaches they take to Shakespeare riffing/ripping.
Why is riffing on—and ripping off—Shakespeare so incredibly enticing?
“He was trying to talk, ripping his head and shoulders off the gurney,” Fretland said.Lifting the Curtain on Oklahoma's Botched Lethal Injection | Caitlin Dickson | August 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The spying scandal ripping Germany and the U.S. apart has deep roots.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin | Eli Lake | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was shrill, it was penetrating, it rose and fell with a sort of ripping, tearing slash.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
But the faithful beast had locked his jaws and the weight of his body was already ripping the red throat open.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Hard Cider at once began on the kitchen floor, ripping up a plank to examine the timbers beneath.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
This new kind of cannon-ball went whirling through the air and came ripping and tearing through the sails of the British ship.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
While I was cooking supper the old man took a swig or two and got sort of warmed up, and went to ripping again.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for ripping
archaic, British slang excellent; splendid
- rippingly, adverb
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