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  • n. Plural form of ferocity.


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  • He appears to think that spiritual wickedness is a combination of animal ferocities, and has accordingly made a compendium of the most striking qualities of tiger, wolf, cur, and wild-cat, in the hope of framing out of such elements a suitable brute-demon to serve as the hero of his novel.

    The Little Professor:

  • Not creating and expanding, but erasing our initial ferocities?

    Bramblies « Millicent and Carla Fran

  • Anything short of these few points will cause a recurrence of all the above at increasingly greater ferocities and shorter time-scales.

    [ponzi schemists] make good financial advisers

  • And it seemed too dreadful to her to associate that gentle spirit with all the ferocities and the carnage of a battlefield.

    Westward Ho!

  • They had hurled their spears into the beast and had, helping me, distracted it in its ferocities.

    Explorers Of Gor

  • He was afterwards a national commissary with the armies on the coast near Brest, on the Rhine, and in Western Pyrenees, and everywhere he signalized himself by unheard of ferocities and sanguinary deeds.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He has taught them the foolish tumult of the Hooly, the fanatical ferocities of the Yajna, the unwhisperable obscenities of the Saktis, the fierce and ruinous extravagances of the Doorga Pooja, the mutilating monstrosities of the Churruck, the enslaving sorceries of the Atharvana Veda, the raving mad revivals of Juggernath, the pious debaucheries of Nanjanagud, the strange and sorrowful delusions of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • I could tell tales from the later, not less than from the older travellers, that would send my readers shuddering to sleepless beds: the ferocities of Tippoo reënacted in the name of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • Wales, that set the ferocities and the love-making of Elizabeth's time or earlier most quaintly amidst the localities and nomenclature of the

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • He would see the descendants of his Puritans, relieved, at least we may say, from the necessity of raising their psalm on the battle-field, indulging in none of the ferocities of our nature, assembling in numerous but peaceful meetings, raising annually, by a quiet but no contemptible sacrifice, their millions for the dissemination of Gospel truth.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847


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