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  • adv. In a wild, uncontrolled, or savage manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a savage manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a savage; cruelly; inhumanly.
  • With extreme impetuosity or fierceness: as, to attack one savagely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. wildly; like an animal
  • adv. in a vicious manner


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savage +‎ -ly


  • A corner of the bluff rose savagely from the river -- a monstrous mass of naked rock, scarred and battered of the centuries; hating the river that gnawed it ever; hating the rain that graved its grim face with unsightly seams; hating the sun that refused to mate with it, whereof green life might come forth and hide its hideousness.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Having stalked indignantly onward for a few paces, the doctor discovered that his wife had not followed him, and turning he called savagely:

    The Redemption of David Corson

  • "Keep off the premises!" he called savagely into the hall.

    The Turmoil

  • Always he cursed Dennin savagely and handled him roughly.

    The Unexpected

  • She calls savagely for revenge for the death of her kindred, especially her son Edward, and indeed is an active agent of that revenge: when, in 3 Henry VI, she and her allies capture Richard Duke of York, scion of the Yorkist claim to the crown, Margaret mocks him with a paper crown, shows him a handkerchief that she has dipped in the blood of York's slaughtered young son Rutland, and joins with Clifford in stabbing Richard to death.


  • For example, the woman above is the "savagely" angry, Sara-like hotty thrilled to annoy.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: Palin's Grizzly Mammas (Or: But Enough About You, What About Me?)

  • In case Gabriel guessed what she had been remembering and subjected her to the kind of savagely sexual possession she had once found so exciting?

    Master of Pleasure

  • He said voters in Zimbabwe had been "savagely" manipulated by

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He turned his attention to other pursuits such as savagely defeating me on the billiards table or demonstrating how he could toss a quarter into a draft beer from 20 feet away.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • At the hands now of their captors, those they’ve named savages, do they say the word itself savagely—hissing that first letter, the serpent’s image, releasing thought into speech?

    The Best American Poetry 2008


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  • When his wife|visits him||(every day,|every day)

    he takes hold|of her sleeve,||clutches her|savagely

    screaming 'Please,|get me well!||Dear sweet God,|make me well!'

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008