Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a fierce manner; violently; furiously; with rage.
- adv. In a fierce manner.
- adv. in a physically fierce manner
- adv. in an emotionally fierce manner
- fierce + -ly (Wiktionary)
“He gathered me into his arms and whispered my name fiercely.”
“Premier Stephen Harper gave support on Tuesday to claims that the 1915 killings by Ottoman Turks amounted to genocide, the source said, a term fiercely rejected by Ankara, which says many were killed on both sides.”
“[LORETTA breaks down into violent weeping.] [NED paces grimly up and down, now and again fiercely twisting his moustache.]”
“There is also self-generated stress in people with type A behavior, which is characterized by a fiercely competitive spirit and unrealistic self-imposed expectations.”
“States rights and state authority have been fought over fiercely from the founding of the country.”
“While such a sophisticated politician was well aware of the pitfalls involved in fiercely defending his policies and sticking unswervingly to his principles, with hindsight this decision can be seen as fatally flawed.”
“Then she remembered that an old nurse from the village watched with him, and she called fiercely on her name, but with no response.”
“The President of the United States, they say, has avowed it to be his purpose to inaugurate a servile war in their country, and they call fiercely for retaliation.”
“He would spring fiercely from a reverie with a savage snarl and bite at any restraining or caressing hand.”
“She spat the word fiercely as if at the offender's face.”
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