fierily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv fierily with passionate fervor "both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people","a fierily opinionated book"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fierily In a hot or fiery manner; passionately.
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Usage

In literature:

The mountain-ash berries across the field stood fierily out from the dark leaves, for a moment.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
A pair of dark eyes, brilliantly soft, and fierily tender, encountered and held his own.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Both were fierily bottle-nosed, and neither appeared to have shaved for a week or so.
"The Lion's Skin" by Rafael Sabatini
Her black eyes searched the passing crowds fierily but vaguely.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
A gloom of hoarded hatred was visible in the mass of faces, ready to spring fierily.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
But the answer was lighted fierily down another avenue.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Her blood leaped to it, and went racing fierily through her veins, as if there had been poured into it the elixir of life.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
He was certainly one of those somewhat rare men who are fierily ambitious both in large things and in small.
"Robert Browning" by G. K. Chesterton
His greenish eyes were fierily bent upon her.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
The gusto of the man speaks out fierily after all these years.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
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