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crime is rife

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  • rife — [raıf] adj [: Old English; Origin: ryfe] 1.) [not before noun] if something bad or unpleasant is rife, it is very common ▪ Violent crime is rife in our inner cities. 2.) rife with sth full of something bad or unpleasant ▪ The crowded factories… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rife — adjective 1 (not before noun) if something bad or unpleasant is rife, it is very common: Violent crime is rife in our inner cities. see also: run rife run 1 (37) 2 rife with full of something bad or unpleasant: The streets were rife with rumors… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rife — rifely, adv. rifeness, n. /ruyf/, adj. 1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use: Crime is rife in the slum areas of our cities. 2. current in speech or report: Rumors are rife that the government… …   Universalium

  • rife — [[t]raɪf[/t]] adj. 1) of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; widespread: Crime is rife in the city[/ex] 2) abundant, plentiful, or numerous 3) abounding (usu. fol. by with) • Etymology: bef. 1150; OE rīfe rife′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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  • Becket, Saint Thomas — or Thomas à Becket born с 1118, Cheapside, London, Eng. died Dec. 29, 1170, Canterbury, Kent; canonized 1173; feast day December 29 Archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70). The son of a Norman merchant, he served as chancellor of England (1155–62)… …   Universalium

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