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#1 2015-12-10 00:13:38

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1562

rifled with conflict

It’s been a while since we had a good blend to appreciate. It took me a while to figure out what was nagging me about rifled with, until it dawned on me that it was a blend of rife with and riddled with. It takes on added colours when it is gunplay that is rifled.

Gamers The entire Chinese Era is one rifled with conflict

volunteer blog I thought sure, I’m expecting a country that’s rifled with conflict, working on the project with the NGO might be slow and a little frustrating, we might need to give out a few bribes.

Soap rifled with honey, milk and spicy flavors
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You are arrogant. Your comments are so smug and rifled with lies…
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/134108

Google+ has been rifled with issues and skepticism since it began.
http://immediatefuture.co.uk/blog/cadbu … orth-a-go/

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#2 2015-12-10 13:17:47

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: rifled with conflict

I agree, the “with” is peculiar. Normally we would employ the verbs “rifle” and “riffle” with the prepositional helper “through.” We might say “she rifled through the contents of her purse” or “he riffled quickly through the pages of the book.” The examples you cite must be, as you say, the result of some confusion with similar words that are on speaking terms with “with.”


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#3 2017-04-02 03:24:36

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1277

Re: rifled with conflict

Saw this just the other day:

Last night our cars were riffled through again.
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