Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a savage manner.

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

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

  • adverb wildly; like an animal
  • adverb in a vicious manner

Etymologies

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savage +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 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

  • Always he cursed Dennin savagely and handled him roughly.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • 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

  • 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.

    Shakespeare

  • 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?)

  • 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

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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