Definition: fierce; violent; N. ferocity
Definition: fierce; violent; N. ferocity
Sentences Containing 'ferocious'
They danced to the popular Revolution song, keeping a ferocious time that was like a gnashing of teeth in unison.
So capriciously were the people moved, that tears immediately rolled down several ferocious countenances which had been glaring at the prisoner a moment before, as if with impatience to pluck him out into the streets and kill him.
They had been warned that the river Indians were as ferocious and pitiless as the river demon, and destroyed all comers without waiting for provocation; but no matter, Joliet and Marquette struck into the country to hunt up the proprietors of the tracks.
There was a ferocious thunder storm, that night, and it raged continuously until near dawn.
After some time Cucumetto became the object of universal attention; the most extraordinary traits of ferocious daring and brutality were related of him.
-LRB- -RRB- But I, being only a little child, was terrified by this undaunted courage, which appeared to me both ferocious and senseless, and I recoiled with horror from the idea of the frightful death amidst fire and flames which probably awaited us.
Andrea shuddered, and looked on the young girl with an expression which proved how little he understood such ferocious honor.
Villefort pronounced these last words with a feverish rage, which gave a ferocious eloquence to his words.
On his father's death Commodus, who succeeded him, undid the work of many campaigns by a hasty and unwise peace; and his reign of twelve years proved him to be a ferocious and bloodthirsty tyrant.
For, come, tell me, can there be anything more delightful than to see, as it were, here now displayed before us a vast lake of bubbling pitch with a host of snakes and serpents and lizards, and ferocious and terrible creatures of all sorts swimming about in it, while from the middle of the lake there comes a plaintive voice saying: 'Knight, whosoever thou art who beholdest this dread lake, if thou wouldst win the prize that lies hidden beneath these dusky waves, prove the valour of thy stout heart and cast thyself into the midst of its dark burning waters, else thou shalt not be worthy to see the mighty wonders contained in the seven castles of the seven Fays that lie beneath this black expanse;' and then the knight, almost ere the awful voice has ceased, without stopping to consider, without pausing to reflect upon the danger to which he is exposing himself, without even relieving himself of the weight of his massive armour, commending himself to God and to his lady, plunges into the midst of the boiling lake, and when he little looks for it, or knows what his fate is to be, he finds himself among flowery meadows, with which the Elysian fields are not to be compared.
On the ground-floor is Peggotty's kitchen, opening into a back yard; with a pigeon-house on a pole, in the centre, without any pigeons in it; a great dog-kennel in a corner, without any dog; and a quantity of fowls that look terribly tall to me, walking about, in a menacing and ferocious manner.
said Mr. Creakle, pinching my ear with ferocious playfulness.
THEY used to come at all hours, and some of them were quite ferocious.
Some of them were most ferocious-looking ruffians, who stared at me as I went by; and stopped, perhaps, and called after me to come back and speak to them, and when I took to my heels, stoned me.
Instead of making friends and exchanging visits with our neighbours, who had at first been overjoyed to see a Roylott of Stoke Moran back in the old family seat, he shut himself up in his house and seldom came out save to indulge in ferocious quarrels with whoever might cross his path.
I was in a state of ferocious virtue, however, as to young men who were not cutting down trees in the forest of difficulty; and my impression must be received with due allowance.
Her son sat her down in his chair; and, standing sulkily by her, holding her arm with his hand, but not rudely, said to me, with a ferocious look: 'What do you want done?'
Mr. Murdstone delivers public addresses sometimes, and it is said,--in short, sir, it is said by Mrs. Chillip,--that the darker tyrant he has lately been, the more ferocious is his doctrine.'
And as if the now tested reality of his might had in former legendary times thrown its shadow before it; we find some book naturalists--Olassen and Povelson--declaring the Sperm Whale not only to be a consternation to every other creature in the sea, but also to be so incredibly ferocious as continually to be athirst for human blood.
Accordingly, besides the monkey-rope, with which I now and then jerked the poor fellow from too close a vicinity to the maw of what seemed a peculiarly ferocious shark--he was provided with still another protection.
When the Environplus CEO's son is eaten by the ferocious beast, the CEO hires renowned shark hunter Cruz Raddock to track and kill it.
Stomach contents associated with specimens of "Tylosaurus proriger" indicate that this ferocious mosasaur had a varied diet, including fish, sharks, smaller mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and flightless diving birds such as "Hesperornis".
"As I understand your theory, the two men engaged in a ferocious combat, being careful not to disarrange any furniture or smash the glass cases that clutter up the room.
Fazal Mohammad claimed that he and other captives in Kandahar were subjected to sexual abuse and ferocious dogs.
A Mandarin speaking Chinese American lawyer, Ling has been described as cold and ferocious and knowledgeable in an art of sexual pleasure unknown to the Western world.
Despite the persistent and ferocious attacks of Dr. Gilbert Stewart, it was highly successful, and brought the author over £3000.
In the week of ferocious storms which followed the battle the sturdy "Prince" was invaluable, providing replacement stores to more battered ships and towing those that needed it.
Well-known franchises include "Care Bears", "Cyberchase", "Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend", "Babar and the Adventures of Badou", "Max and Ruby", "Life with Boys", "Mike the Knight", "Sidekick", "Scaredy Squirrel", "Babar", "Tintin", "Hot Wheels Battle Force 5", "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast", "Rupert", "Fievel's American Tails", "Little Bear", "Eek!
After an indifferent summer against India he was taken the Caribbean in 1959-60 where "Lord Ted" made his name by thrashing the fast bowlers with his ferocious driving.
In 1956 Jim Laker had taken 46 wickets (9.60) against the Australians with his ferocious off-spin, still a record for an Ashes series.
He is "a deep-lying midfielder who is comfortable on the ball and capable of ferocious long-range shooting."
In May 1944, the Iași area became the scene of ferocious fighting between Romanian-German forces and the advancing Soviet Red Army and the city was partially destroyed.
In March 2012, Animal Planet announced a five-part spin-off titled "Whale Wars: Viking Shores" which followed Sea Shepherd operations to stop traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands in a mission dubbed "Operation Ferocious Isles" by Sea Shepherd. The series premiered on April 27, 2012.
They are more ferocious than other members in the moschidae family especially in the case of males fighting for mates.
Marching in ideological warfare against the arrows from Bataille, Thomas Mann, the far more centrist Albert Camus and others, the Nazi movement, despite Nietzsche' virulent hatred of both volkist-populist socialist and nationalism ("national socialism), did, in certain of its emphases, share undeniable affinity with Nietzsche's ideas, including his ferocious attacks against democracy, egalitarianism, the communistic-socialistic social model, popular Christianity, parliamentary government, and a number of other things.
Using his sword and shield and with the show of his supernatural strength, Inong fought the ferocious giant serpent.
Allmusic reviewer Heather Phares described "Good Fortune" as the song "on which Harvey channels both Chrissie Hynde's sexy tough girl and Patti Smith's ferocious yelp."
A ferocious puncher who was of mixed blood.(Irish African American; Dempsey Irish Cherokee)He racked up a record of 15-0,12kos before his first loss, via majority decision to Larry Donald.
To guide you can find the figure of a courageous supporter of popular rights, priest don Vincent Arcuri Savelli then casale di Verzino, scholarly person and estimated by all for his exemplary conduct. The protest angered not the Overlord, who retaliated in a ruthless on poor priest. So capture by his scherani, he was exposed to a ferocious martyrdom.
Singh prevails over a very odd (even by masala hero standards) mustache to give a deeply affecting and rich performance as Ram, but it's Padukone, as is increasingly the case, who steals the show with pure, deliberate, ferocious star power.
Although Hagrid is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable, he doesn't "have a normal person's view of what's dangerous", an example being that the Care of Magical Creatures students were required to get a literally ferocious textbook called the "Monster Book of Monsters", and so consistently misjudges the risk that the animals he uses in his lessons pose to his students, which sometimes results in chaos.
A ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Arnie charges on set and is about to devour a young doe named Barbara when suddenly, he removes his false teeth and lets the doe go out of sympathy.
Gumby cuts the scene and questions Arnie on his hesitation to act ferocious.
He explains that he once was a ferocious T-Rex, but thanks to the divine influence of George Pal, he has reformed and is now a vegetarian without a bad bone in his body.
In the 1764 collection of strange stories , a tale tells of a man who wanders into a deep valley while gathering leaves, only to be faced with a sudden and ferocious hailstorm.
More Vocab Wordsmagniloquent - boastful; pompous
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
tawny - brownish yellow
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced