(?), a. [AS. rf abundant, or Icel. rfr munificent; akin to OD. riff, rijve, abundant.] 1. Prevailing; prevalent; abounding.
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Before the plague of London, inflammations of the lungs were rife and mortal.
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Even now the tumult of loud mirth
Was rife, and perfect in may listening ear.
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2. Having power; active; nimble. [Obs.]
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What! I am rife a little yet.
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-- Rife"ly, adv. -- Rife"ness, n.
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