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I did not know what that dish was, but the ferocious reporter continued his questions.

The Moors now rushed on them from all parts with a ferocious joy.

And if her ferocious beast of a father lost his treasure, it was his own fault.

Every fresh attack made them more suspicious and ferocious than before.

The tenderness, the devotedness of his mother had instilled into him an egotism that was ferocious.

He saw that the creature was eyeing the light with ferocious purpose in its expression.

As Samoval so truly said, the mob is a ferocious god to whom sacrifices must be made.

Miss Armytage's answer was as a bludgeon-stroke to his ferocious exultation.

He is greedy as the locust, wily as the serpent, and ferocious as the panther.

It was a white whirl of women, a ferocious vortex of terrified women.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox "fierce, wild-looking" (see ferocity). Related: Ferociously; ferociousness.

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