The word "rage" is used when someone is very angry.
In these sentences, "rage" is a noun:
- The man was thrown into a rage when he saw that someone had vandalized his house.
- Vanessa finally released the rage that had been pent up from several days without electricity.
- The people felt a lot of rage following the attack on their town.
- Road rage may result when one driver threatens another driver while in traffic.
- Roger was enraged upon learning that his roommate broke his computer. (To enrage is to cause rage.)
He was enraged.
The word "raging" is an adjective:
- A raging storm brought down several trees in our neighborhood.
- Helen has a raging headache.
- A raging bull ran towards the crowd.
- The last Ironman movie was a raging success. (Sometimes the adjective "raging" means that something is very good or very extreme.)
It’s possible to use "rage" as a verb:
- The crowd raged against the police.
- Heavy rains caused the river to rage and rise above its banks.
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August 22, 2013