Synonym: overabundant, plethoric, prevailing, prevalent. Similar words: strife, odoriferous, life, wife, knife, heifer, for life, rift. Meaning: [raɪf] adj. 1. encountered generally especially at the present time 2. excessively abundant.
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1. Corruption was rife before the election.
2. Violent crime is rife in our inner cities.
3. Speculation is rife that he will be sacked.
4. Dysentery and malaria are rife in the refugee camps.
5. Speculation was rife as to whom the prince might marry.
6. Rumours about an impending royal divorce were rife.
7. Disease is rife in the area.
8. Hollywood soon became rife with rumors.
9. The office was rife with rumours.
10. The crowded factories are rife with disease.
11. It is a country where corruption is rife.
12. Rumours are rife that he is going to resign.
13. The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.
14. Speculation about his future plans is rife.
15. Los Angeles is rife with gossip about the stars' private lives.
16. It was rife in Saturday's crowd.
17. Rumours of a punch-up were rife.
18. The streets were rife with rumour and fear.
19. Dysentery is already rife among survivors.
20. From the start, their romance was rife with complications.
21. Drug abuse is rife despite a nationwide crackdown.
22. Horror stories are rife of ex-cons setting up their own security companies, with all the obvious risks that entails.
23. Misunderstanding and confusion are rife sometimes causing unnecessary damage or expense,(sentencedict.com/rife.html) personal injury or even death.
24. Even as the day began, rumours were rife that the band had refused to play.
25. The deepening recession has also taken its toll in the south of the country, where unemployment is rife.
26. Once again the popular press in Britain has been rife with stories about their marriage.
27. No one knew exactly what he had done, but speculation ran rife.
28. Pitt was a great philanthropist and wanted to stamp out smuggling, which was rife.
29. In these circumstances facile and fallacious deductions about the consequences of having abolished the death penalty were bound to be rife.
30. This may be technically insider-dealing, which is far more rife in the City than people have generally been led to believe.