Ramble is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of ramble, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
EXAMPLES - Ramble in a Sentence
- Mini-rant over; we now return you to your main ramble. (source)
- Anyway, part of tonight's short ramble is about format. (source)
- Maybe she will she will post another illiterate ramble on Facebook. (source)
- She was also more forgetful, however, and could ramble when she spoke. (source)
- Sorry to ramble all over your post, that was a bit of revelation for me. (source)
- This is the story of your life: You ramble until the butchers cut you down. (source)
- Try not to ramble or go off topic or to get too emotional if you can help it. (source)
- This free associative Edwards ramble is even less coherent than his debate answer. (source)
- And if I could ramble on some more, both Brian May and Roger Taylor are big SF fans. (source)
- If the answer is no, Othmer advises going "off on a ramble" while you keep your day job. (source)
- Nobody needs to read or hear this idiot ramble on and on about nothing that makes no sense. (source)
- "But toward the end when he was in that shift, he would call me for two hours and just go on and ramble." (source)
- One of the reporters on the panel later told me I should just have yielded my time to Reagan and let him ramble. (source)
- His ramble was a long one and the village was astir when he came through the woodland, some distance from the temple. (source)
- Bob and Jim are not really great conversationalists though so Fr Roderick had to kind of ramble on until you came back. (source)
- In 1983, this dissident and photographer began a three-year ramble of escape to places plumbing or Westerners had yet to go. (source)
- Cindi captured a funny rundown of her mental ramble at 3 a.m., followed by locking herself out of the house after a morning run. (source)
- He had a tendency to ramble after he drank, this with sullen eyes and a paternal posture, as if he were speaking to the flock again. (source)
- September 12th, 2009 1: 43 pm ET katiec, tell me without ramble how from 2 uttered words, you can demise that Joe Wilson is a racist? (source)
- Caroline: I would like to hear the "ramble" and the hours as it would not bore me, it is something I would very, very much like to hear. (source)
- "I'm just praying that the last time we saw him at the phone booth, that he doesn't end up on a ramble for the rest of his life," said Batt. (source)
- Waiting for the Moon, and then ended their show with the eight minute spoken word ramble of "My Sister" from 1995's epochal self-titled album. (source)
- Those closest to the action often ramble or give answers that begin with an apparently unrelated event in the Nineteenth Century - don't worry about that. (source)
- If you don't like it when I 'ramble' and mention brief commentary-type summaris of facts indicating it's a lie, let's just leave you with, "[t] hat 'a lie." (source)
- This made us wonder: When young Chris Christie broke up with girlfriends, did he say they should stay friends and then proceed to ramble for an hour straight? (source)
- A few interesting contrasts between life in China and life in the United States as I ramble from the Chinese Yuan to Fireworks to Freedom of the Press to Global Warming (source)
- There are some obvious reasons for this: We need our conscious states to be well synched to their material context, otherwise we forget to eat, ramble incoherently, and step in front of speeding cars. (source)
- My ramble was a sequestered one, and well screened, even at this late season, with foliage; the pathway devious among the stems of old trees, and its flooring interlaced and groined with their knotted roots. (source)
- A few interesting contrasts between life in China and life in the United States as I ramble from the Chinese Yuan to Fireworks to Freedom of the Press to Global Warming by Jake, the Champion of the Constitution (source)
- His foibles are a boon for the TV talking heads, and since there's nobody to put them in check, it's easy to ramble on about what Tiger should be doing, how he's only going to get one chance to make his come back, and how he has to make the BIG apology. (source)
- The hosts are sitting there taking phone calls, and half the time you can't hear what the callers are saying, and then they kind of ramble on and on with their advice, with one guy trying to be cheeky and blunt, and the other one trying to be professionally bland. (source)
- Tweet or Comment: That is The Question Not too long ago, I was sitting in the office thinking to myself that I would be doing more service to all of you if I talked about cooler things that would make you go "Hmm" - things that kind of ramble in my head during the day that [...] (source)
- And, that's a little hard to understand, except as I said, one thing, I think there's the way in which he would not say, "No comment" but would kind of ramble around in order to mislead them, and then also, he was so results oriented, he wasn't what you call image building oriented. (source)
- Cromer ended up with about 50 actors onstage, crammed into the tiny Angel Island black box space where they stumble around the room, try to connect with people, negotiate socializing rituals, and ramble on, solipsistic and neurotic, while the audience looks on voyeuristically, too close for comfort. (source)
- News Sources wrote an interesting post today onHere's a quick excerptA few interesting contrasts between life in China and life in the United States as I ramble from the Chinese Yuan to Fireworks to Freedom of the Press to Global Warmingby Jake, the Champion of the ConstitutionOriginally published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at (source)
- My point in my sad (melodramatic, if you will) little ramble is that only now do I realize just how much we've strayed from the real reasons we celebrate these days in the first place - being grateful for those around you, the love that you are able to both give and receive along the pathway of your life, and for the little things everyday that we take for granted. (source)
- The thatched cottages of Burns and of Shakespeare stand clear in my memory; I recall our ramble over the battlements of Carlisle, where imprisoned Queen Mary had walked three centuries before; I remember the dark stain on the floor of the dark room in which one of her lovers was slain; I can see the gray towers of Warwick rising above the green trees and reflected in the still water; and, entering the keep of the castle, I behold myself again trying on the ponderous helmet of the gigantic Guy, and climbing into his monstrous porridge-pot. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "ramble" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 13 synonyms for ramble.
constitutional, excursion, hike, perambulation, peregrination, roaming, roving, saunter, stroll, tour, traipse, trip, turn
We have 1 antonym for ramble.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ramble from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To move about aimlessly. See Synonyms at wander.
- (verb-intransitive) To walk about casually or for pleasure.
- (verb-intransitive) To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth.
- (verb-intransitive) To speak or write at length and with many digressions.
- (noun) A leisurely, sometimes lengthy walk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A leisurely stroll; a recreational walk in the countryside.
- (noun) A rambling; an instance of someone talking at length without direction.
- (noun) A bed of shale over the seam of coal.
- (noun) A section of woodland suitable for leisurely walking.
- (verb) To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander
- (verb-intransitive) To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
- (verb-intransitive) To extend or grow at random.
- (noun) A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.
- (noun) A bed of shale over the seam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To roam or wander about in a leisurely manner; go from point to point carelessly or irregularly; rove: as, to ramble about the eity or over the country.
- (None) To take a wavering or wandering course; proceed with irregular turns, windings, or transitions; show a lack of definite direction or arrangement: as, a rambling path or house; a rambling discourse; the vine rambles every way; he rambled on in his incoherent speech.
- (None) To reel; stagger.
- (noun) A roving or wandering movement; a going or turning about irregularly or indefinitely; especially, a leisurely or sauntering walk in varying directions.
- (noun) A place to ramble in; a mazy walk or tract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
- (verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
- (noun) an aimless amble on a winding course