American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Violent anger; rage. See Synonyms at anger.
- n. Violent, uncontrolled action; turbulence.
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology The three terrible winged goddesses with serpentine hair, Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, who pursue and punish doers of unavenged crimes.
- n. A woman regarded as angry or spiteful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Extreme anger or rage; anger or wrath which overrides all self-control; a storm of anger; madness.
- n. Violent or impetuous action of any kind; vehement manifestation of force; violence.
- n. Enthusiasm; inspired or frenzied excitement of the mind.
- n. In classical mythology, one of the avenging deities, called in Greek mythology the Erinyes or, by euphemism, Eumenides, and by the Romans the Furiæ or Diræ, daughters of Earth or of Night, represented as fearful maidens, often winged, and with serpents twined in their hair, clad in dusky garments girdled with red. They dwelt in the depth of Tartarus, and, owing to their dread power of avenging wrong, whetherintentional or not, were feared by gods and men. According to fully developed Greek tradition, they were three in number and called Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra. They relentlessly punished crime, especially breaches of piety and hospitality, both before and after death. They were therefore also regarded as goddesses of fate, in common with the Parcæ; hence the use of the name in the extract from Milton.
- n. Hence A minister or a concentrated manifestation of vengeance; an avenging or vengeful personality, principle, or action.
- n. A thief.
- n. Synonyms Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger1 and Violence, vehemence, tempestuousness, fierceness, frenzy.
- To infuriate; agitate violently.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A thief.
- n. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
- n. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.
- n. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
- n. rare One of the Parcæ, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
- n. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
- n. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
- n. a feeling of intense anger
- n. state of violent mental agitation
- n. the property of being wild or turbulent
- From the Latin furia ("rage") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English furie, from Old French, from Latin furia, from furere, to rage. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CNN you have to admit. .his fury is up, and rightly so.”
“I confess it is long since I have eaten my heart in fury, in impatience, in wildness, but last night we awoke the radical in one another.”
“And one sits and listens to the perpetual roar, and watches the unending procession, and feels tiny and fragile before this tremendous force expressing itself in fury and foam and sound.”
“In a statement, they said, They react in fury and menace to our intention to show the film and have boasted that their threats of aggressive demonstrations prevented its previous showing in the Mother of Parliaments.”
“Even moving on the widest hell, brave warriors still risk war fire toward in fury battle.”
“This week's object of online fury is Malcom Gladwell's take on "Facebook activism," which, he writes, "succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice but by motivating them to do the things that people do when they are not motivated enough to make a real sacrifice.”
“At times like those, we can pound the walls in fury and frustration, or embrace the things that make life worth living, plunge headfirst into activities and passions that fulfill those empty places.”
“That Longinus sees the use of this figuration as "daring" on the poet's part, and that Homer himself presents it as enacted "in fury," points us to three other quirks that can be identified in the deontic and boulomaic modalities of the import, which is to say in terms of how this figuration exploits the audience's sense of ethical duties and emotional affinities/antipathies.”
“[T] here are many examples of the sublime which are independent of passion, such as the daring words of Homer with regard to the Aloadae, to take one out of numberless instances, "Yea, Ossa in fury they strove to upheave on Olympus on high,/With forest-clad Pelion above, that thence they might step to the sky.”
“So much of white male right-wing fury is tied up in “size” issues.”
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