Sentence Examples

  • Skippy must have read her the riot act.
  • There is no stopping to read the riot act, no firing over the heads of the mob, in this case.
  • In 1880 there was a memorable election riot under the guise of an anti-Chinese demonstration.
  • But the discussions in Brandenburg were no more successful than those in Berlin; and at last, on the 5th of December, the king dissolved the assembly, granted a constitution about which it had riot been consulted, and gave orders for the election of a representative chamber.
  • During the civil wars he lost a large part of his books and manuscripts in a riot, and was compelled to leave Paris.