from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Bloodthirstiness, as of wild beasts or of infuriated men; ferocity; eagerness for slaughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Savage fierceness; ferocity.
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- noun archaic Savage fierceness;
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Between six and seven thousand Austrians were killed: eight Prussian squadrons sustained the acharnement, which is said to have been extreme, of thirty-two squadrons of Austrians: the pursuit lasted from Friday noon till Monday morning; both our countrymen Brown and Keith performed wonders -- we seem to flourish much when transplanted to Germany -- but Germany don't make good manure here!
Bien sûr, ils ont leurs désaccords sur des questions techniques et parfois s'opposent acharnement [farouchement] dans l'arène politique.
Having had many opportunities of watching them, I can positively assert that they were divided into two parties, which fought with a skill and an acharnement that astounded me.
Karl had hitched their main halyards on to the windlass and was grinding at it in an acharnement of industry, his shock head jerking and his grubby face perspiring.
King, and was the cause of the _acharnement_, the relentless fury, he showed in persecuting Fouquet.
Mais, quand avec un acharnement violent et les traits de la plus acre satire, il calomnie son Roi et le gouvernement de son pays, on le prend pour un frenetique echappe de ses chaines, et livre aux transports les plus violens de sa rage.
The furniture was partly smashed to pieces, and the other details furnished evidence still more revolting of the acharnement with which the struggle had been maintained.
I don't in the least understand your acharnement, in view of the vagueness of your contention.
It is really melancholy to see the poor King taking this acharnement very much to heart, and upon my word, the other Powers of Europe owe it to themselves and to him to do everything to ease and strengthen his awful task.
From five, A.M., till three in the afternoon they fought with all the acharnement of wild beasts – "Groom fought like noble, squire like knight,/As dauntlessly and well."