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In the meantime, the wounded beast was snapping and snarling most ferociously.

It was the terrier who had ferociously attacked the lion, and the lion was charmed.

Society punished it ferociously and justly, in self-defence.

Adam spun on him ferociously, raising a heavy hand in threat.

They came at us ferociously, and nearly broke through our line.

It was a ferociously hot day at the beginning of the summer vac.

The next instant he took the string into his mouth and bit it ferociously.

"Well, don't you try and make fun o' me," said Mr. Russell, ferociously.

He clinched his two fists and shook them ferociously at Miss Martha.

Yet she must have had a ferociously arduous time in learning how not to cook.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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