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- n. The property of being savage or behaving savagely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being savage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Savage character or condition; the state of being rude, uncivilized, or barbarous; barbarism.
- n. Wild, fierce, or untamed disposition, instincts, or habits; cruelty; barbarity; savagery.
- n. Fierceness: ferocity; rabid impetuosity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being untamed and ferocious
Man in Black and Jacob are both supernatural beings, bordering on the magical, and their struggle was an example of morality in the Victorian era, in which Caliban's "savageness" was a result of his accession to all impulses, scorning notions of willful self-control.
This may be the image the white man has created of the Indian; his "savageness" has boomeranged and isn't a mystery; it is fear; fear of the Indian's temperament!
Mr. Kenyon thinks it cannot end so -- and I do sometimes -- and in the meantime I do confess to a little 'savageness' also -- at heart!
"Billy?" he demanded, with a savageness that startled her.
There was a compromise that approximated the truth, though it flattered not the school of god, while it challenged the brute-savageness of the school of clod.
Philadelphia Red queried sweetly, ere his tones turned to savageness.
Savageness was a part of his make-up, but the savageness thus developed exceeded his make-up.
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and to make gentle the life of this world.
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
The transition had been hard, and he recognized himself now in some of the young men who came north in search of free land and fresh starts, men who were woefully unprepared for the savageness of the country.