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  • n. Plural form of fury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See fury, 3.


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  • Provok'd to vengeance, to my aid I call The furies round, and dip my pens in gall j Not one fliail * fcapc of all the cozening fex,

    The Works of the English Poets

  • It is without doubt upon the principle that the Greeks called the furies Eumenides, “good hearts.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Codex Alera is a fantasy series set within the savage world of Carna, where spirits of the elements, known as furies, lurk in every facet of life, and where many intelligent races vie for security and survival.

    Dead Beat

  • He really develops the idea that conscience denied is what leads us further into the wilderness; that the "furies" of conscience drive us to break more and more with the "law written our hearts".

    "Objections, Obstacles, Acceptance"

  • The economic world as we know it may be ending, but the left can't summon the kind of furies that got us into Iraq, declared gay marriage its buzzword name.

    The Full Feed from

  • Daniel Mendelsohn does a good job of teasing out the implications of this strategy in his review of The Kindly Ones (the title being a direct reference to the "furies" of Aeschylus's play, who are transformed at the end of the play into "kindly ones"), and while I agree with Mendelsohn that Littell employs the strategy skillfully, I can't agree that the problem it causes is that, in portraying Aue as "a sex-crazed, incestuous, homosexual, matricidal coprophage," it works against the historical portrayal of Aue as a "human brother."

    Point of View in Fiction

  • Instead of “being softened to concord "[91] “by that temperate simplicity of doctrine, he seized upon the very name of agreement as a kind of furies’ torch to rekindle the flame” — a flame which continued to burn in the Lutheran Church till it ate all the heart of Christian life out of it, and which, by the antagonistic spirit. it provoked, became a source of weakness and disgrace to the

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • He had been a cruel and effective cop on the banks of the Nile, but the furies repressed in Egypt had come America's way.

    Egypt's 'Heroes With No Names'

  • And down the street from their house, she sees the man who murdered her, still undetected, still seething with pedophile furies.

    Kurt Loder Reviews ‘The Lovely Bones’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • Living in Iran until she was 18, Ilchi knows the cultural furies that exist within society and her own psyche.

    Tracey Harnish: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi at JK Gallery


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  • Individually, they were:

    Tisiphone (Retaliation-Destruction)

    Megaera (Grudge)

    Alecto (Unnameable)

    January 26, 2008

  • Also known as the Erinnyes (Angry Ones)

    January 26, 2008

  • "Sophocles called The Furies 'Daughters of Earth and Shadow.' Aeschylus called them 'Children of Eternal Night.' Either epithet made them offspring of the eternal spirit of primal darkness at the creation and linked them to the primordial concept of the Mother's Curse whereby the Goddess inevitably ended each life that she brought forth."

    _Barbara Walker, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

    January 26, 2008