Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively fierce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Excessively fierce.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ fierce

Examples

  • He used some connectionswith the Bush family to arrange an unprecedented meeting in 1991between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and George Bush I, overfierce objections from the Chinese, and this resulted in an agreement by the US Government to accept in 1992 5000 Tibetans as immigrants to the United States.

    ERIC TREISMAN: an Oscar Schindler for Tibetans, Dies in Santa Fe at 64

  • The delicious austerity and hardness of my yet unripe budding breasts, the whiteness and firmness of my flesh, the freshness and regularity of my features, the harmony of my limbs, all seem'd to confirm him in his satisfaction with his bargain; but when curious to explore the havoc he had made in the centre of his overfierce attack, he not only directed his hands there, but with a pillow put under, placed me favourably for his wanton purpose of inspection.

    Fanny Hill, Part III (first letter)

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