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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ferociously in a physically fierce manner "silence broken by dogs barking ferociously","they fought fiercely"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ferociously In a fierce manner; fiercely; with ferocity or savage cruelty.
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  • Hamlin Garland
    Hamlin Garland
    “There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.”
  • Voltaire
    “The public is a ferocious beast. One must either chain it up or flee from it.”


In literature:

From it were heard those ferocious interruptions.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
Marietta was not only the old man's only child, his housekeeper, his wife having at last succumbed to the ferocious toil of the farm.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
He becomes even more ferocious than he already was, as a god of war.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
This religion was one of the most ferocious, degrading and disgusting of any in history.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
There were ten of them, all painted and dressed for war; and a very ferocious set they looked.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Goupil next received the same ferocious treatment.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Then all his ferocious propensities will reappear, and prove that his education has been thrown away.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He clubbed his gun, but, before he could raise it, the ferocious bird was on him.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
How had my uncle managed to get round the ferocious native of Toulon?
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
Before the frightened boys could realize what was coming, a big yellow dog shot into view and rushed at them with a ferocious snarl.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
This is not the only instance I have heard of wild and ferocious animals being driven away by blows on this part.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
He had begun to realize that the desert fights ferociously any attempt to subdue her.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
The enormous rifle evidently appealed to his ferocious heart.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
One of the severest measures adopted against the Protestants was quartering brutal and ferocious soldiers in their families.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
A journey around the ferocious brute might be a complicated, long-drawn-out affair.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
A tiger is also much more ferocious and terrible an animal than a lion.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
It rarely attacks man, but when provoked is very ferocious, and as its strength is very great, it is a foe not to be despised.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
The man with him was a tall, swarthy, ferocious-looking villain.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
My heart, so vividly agitated while the ferocious animal was rushing through the forest, now beat no longer.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
There was nothing then of the ferocious young lady about her.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Where the gray colts and the ten-year-old fillies,
Saturday's triumph and joy?
Gone, like our friend (--Greek--) Achilles,
Homer's ferocious old boy.
"Questions And Answers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Seventy ells and four extended
On the grass the vessel's keel;
High above it, gilt and splendid,
Rose the figure-head ferocious
With its crest of steel.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In him the savage virtue of the Race,
Revenge and all ferocious thoughts were dead:
Nor did he change; but kept in lofty place
The wisdom which adversity had bred.
"Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle" by William Wordsworth
As a vulture rapacious, in falsehood a fox,
Inconstant as waves, and unfeeling as rocks!
As a tiger ferocious, perverse as a hog,
In mischief an ape, and in fawning a dog.
""From the man whom I love, though my heart I disguise,"" by Tobias Smollett
Nay, though another should have shared the guilt
Of this most foul and most ferocious deed,
Yet she is guilty of the blood thus spilt—
Justice accepts no offering in her stead.
"Dirge For Jessie Macpherson" by Janet Hamilton
Pardon was the only word, in ferocious cold
like Asiatic prisons, where we live
and strive and strive to forgive.
Melted my honey, summers ago. I told
her true & summer things. She leaned an ear
in my direction, here.
"Dream Song 108: Sixteen below. Our care like stranded hulls" by John Berryman

In news:

After 25 years, Public Enemy still ferocious.
Hurricane Born in Africa Hit Coast as Ferocious Freak.
The Yankees looked inept against the ferocious Tigers and the Tigers in turn looked toothless against the San Francisco Giants as they were swept in the World Series.
LAS VEGAS— Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers.
INTERVIEWS Hear Wax Fang 's Ferocious New 'Mirror Mirror'.
10News visits Jersey Shore after Sandy's ferocious strike.
Refused End US Tour With Ferocious Hardcore Spectacle.
Radamel "The Tiger" Falcao emerges as a ferocious scorer.
Brian Robison leads ferocious sack attack.
Protect Romo against Bears' ferocious pass rush.
Tasmanian Devils' best hope for survival could rest on being less ferocious .
Jessy Cantinol was ferocious for Wildcats.
Veteran Farris saw action in some of Vietnam's most ferocious battles.
Flash, Dazzle and Ferocious Quiet.
The story isn't told through politicians or public sentiment, but via ferocious CIA officers (Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke), modeled on the real if anonymous people - the boots-on-the-ground - who led the hunt .

In science:

Tartaglia fought ferociously against Cardano, Ferrari, and Sciopone Ferro, for stealing his solution of the Cubic Equation.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
This behavior, Feroci et al. (1999) advanced, is unexpected and quite difficult to explai n in the magnetar framework.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters
Frontera, F., Costa, E., dal Fiume, D., Feroci, M., Nicastro, L., Orlandini, M., Palazzi, E., and Zavattini, G., “PDS experiment on board the BeppoSAX satellite: design and in-flight performance results,” in [EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, Oswald H.
New results on focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses
Though, as it nears the coast and the gradient increases, the wind speed picks up – and can lead to the feroci ous storms that are a part of Antarctic folklore.
Astronomy in Antarctica
They are highly luminous (L ∼ 105–106L(cid:12) ) and drive ferocious winds, which, when integrated over the entire WR phase, can deposit an amount of mechanical energy comparable to that released by a supernova blast.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
Feroci, et al., LOFT: a large observatory for x-ray timing, in: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, Vol. 7732 of Society of PhotoOptical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 2010. arXiv:1008.1009 . W. B.
Multiwavelength Astronomy and CTA: X-rays
Due to the poor temporal coverage for this event and the presence of a bump in the tail decay, the tail energy of this event is poorly determined (Feroci et al. 2003).
An Extended Burst Tail from SGR 1900+14 with a Thermal X-ray Spectrum
Acknow ledgments – We thank Marco Feroci for useful comments and suggestions regarding the temporal fits to the X-ray tails.
An Extended Burst Tail from SGR 1900+14 with a Thermal X-ray Spectrum
Thereafter, the flux decayed in a quasi-exponential manner over the next ∼2-3 minutes. A reanalysis of the ISEE-3 data using a model of a magnetically confined, cooling fireball (see §14.7.2), shows that the data are also consistent with a well-defined termination of the X-ray flux at ∼ 160 s (Feroci et al. 2001).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
In contrast with the previous flare, the decline in the flux from the August 27 flare was followed to a well-defined termination some 400 s after the initial spike (Feroci et al. 2001).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
This change in pulse profile was smooth and gradual; indeed, the flux decline was consistent with cooling of a magnetically confined plasma (Feroci et al. 2001).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
Thus, the X-ray flux is predicted to drop rapidly toward the end of a flare, when the external fireball evaporates (Thompson & Duncan 1995). A simple model of a contracting spherical surface, bounding a fireball with a modest temperature gradient, provides an excellent fit to the 27 August 1998 flare (Feroci et al. 2001).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
This is, very nearly, the temperature observed during an extended period of flux decline in the pulsating tail of the 27 August 1998 flare (Feroci et al. 2001).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
ASPEX, Feroci et al., 2006), to alert mission controllers to transient X-ray sources, would be a useful addition to the mission, as these sources remain bright for days to weeks, and track through a range of accretion rates, some of which are more optimal than others for physics experiments.
The Extreme Physics Explorer
Feroci, M., Frontera, F., Costa, E. et al. A giant outburst from SGR 1900+14 observed with the Bepposax gamma-ray burst monitor.
Neutron star oscillations and QPOs during magnetar flares