viciously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv viciously in a vicious manner "he was viciously attacked"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • viciously In a vicious manner. Specifically— In a manner contrary to rectitude, virtue, or purity: as, a viciously inclined person.
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book --I call that vicious!”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.”
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas%20Paine
    “Human nature is not of itself vicious.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.”

Idioms

Vicious circle - A vicious circle is a sequence of events that make each other worse- someone drinks because they are unhappy at work, then loses their job... 'Vicious cycle' is also used.
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Usage

In literature:

He ought to have snapped that out viciously, and I believe that was his intention.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
The virtuous never follow in the footsteps of the vicious.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
No animal in my hands becometh weak or ill. Not to speak of horses, even mares in my hands will never be found to be vicious.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
But this is a vicious circle, don't you see?
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
But she kept me and all the time pleaded like a sister to have me mend my vicious ways.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
The former continued his efforts to induce the Indians to forsake their vicious habits.
"Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet" by Benjamin Drake
At first, like a wounded creature, consciousness of its presence turned her restless, almost vicious.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
It would suppose in them a vicious sympathy.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Don't let him see you, gals, for he's as vicious as sin!
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
It had been torn to atoms in a vicious fury of destruction.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
The old gentleman sat back and exhaled a scented but vicious breath.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
We kept the Butterfly Man indoors for a week, while Westmoreland doctored a viciously black eye and sewed up his lip.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
The mosquitoes broke the spell of the nameless terror, and she slapped viciously at her face and neck.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
One environment is vicious and so drives you to vice; another is virtuous with the same effect.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 21, 1920" by Various
He's a vicious brute, that colt, but we'll tame him.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
Was I not as vicious as one of my age could, be?
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
It blew and rained all the morning, and at noon took a fresh breath and began to blow viciously.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Matheson was particularly vicious.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Vicious conduct may cause happiness in particular cases; though its general tendency would be pernicious.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Quick lightning stabbed the world in vicious and repeated hate.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
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In poetry:

And landward once again I carried
My outcast soul, bereft of kin,
Upon its sick and vicious sojourn
My body and its gift of sin.
"When Heaving On The Stormy Waters" by Fyodor Sologub
He makes each vicious folly known
I did, since into manhood grown,
My drunken frolicks, am'rous fires,
And all my loose impure desires.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
I found no brotherhood in man;
But here and there a vicious clan;
No truth, no love, no justice find
Their way into these groups unkind.
"The Love Amie" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Great God, subdue this vicious thirst,
This love to vanity and dust;
Cure the vile fever of the mind,
And feed our souls with joys refined.
"Hymn 146" by Isaac Watts
Make thou thy heart profoundly sigh,
Make briny tears stream from each eye,
Make thy sad spirit inly mourn,
And from its vicious habits turn.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard
Whether it be that nature is so pure,
And custom only vicious; or that sure
God did by miracle the guilt remove,
And make my soul to feel his love
"Innocence" by Thomas Traherne

In news:

Jimmy Hoffa once said Jim Neal was "the most vicious prosecutor who ever lived".
At the heart of this project is a young, fast and vicious defense.
It is a vicious virus that has touched every one of us around the globe.
Woman sent to hospital after vicious attack.
Who've booed even Santa Claus -- are notorious for their viciousness.
The Republicans' dangerously vicious attack-dog may have crossed the line.
Don't let vicious play tarnish the Super Bowl.
For years, Pedro Espada Jr, the former Democratic state senator, railed viciously against anyone who dared to question him.
Karen Huff Klein, a bus monitor for the Greece School District in Greece, N.Y. Is receiving an outpouring of support after a ten-minute video of her enduring vicious bullying act.
When a local man viciously fights back against drug dealers who vandalize the bar he patronizes, the SRU team wonders if he's a concerned citizen or has another motive, on FLASHPOINT .
Vicious fight, booze preceded wife's jump from 2nd- floor window.
Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey is closed because of vicious dogs.
But scratch the surface and you find a society in free-fall , ripped apart by the most vicious financial crisis the country has seen in half a century.
But scratch the surface and you find a society in freefall , ripped apart by the most vicious financial crisis the country has seen in half a century.
To the casual visitor, all might appear well in Athens, but scratch the surface and you find a society in freefall , ripped apart by the most vicious financial crisis the country has seen in half a century.
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In science:

The multi-layers in this PNG model can again be regarded as vicious walks.
Fluctuations of the one-dimensional asymmetric exclusion process using random matrix techniques
We rewrite it in a form such that the position of particles can be regarded as a dynamics of the first walker in a certain vicious walk [57, 58].
Fluctuations of the one-dimensional asymmetric exclusion process using random matrix techniques
This can be considered as a weight of a vicious walk(Fig. 10). A different feature from (5.6) and (6.7) is that the number of particles is not fixed in (7.17).
Fluctuations of the one-dimensional asymmetric exclusion process using random matrix techniques
Fig. 10: Vicious walk related to the Green’s function of TASEP.
Fluctuations of the one-dimensional asymmetric exclusion process using random matrix techniques
These include: the “vicious” walker problem of M.
Some open problems in random matrix theory and the theory of integrable systems
The model of vicious walkers was originally introduced by Fisher as a model for wetting and melting processes.
The height and range of watermelons without wall
In general, the vicious walkers model is concerned with p random walkers on a d-dimensional lattice.
The height and range of watermelons without wall
By tracing the paths of the vicious walkers through the lattice we can identify the (probabilistic) vicious walkers model with certain sets of non-intersecting lattice paths.
The height and range of watermelons without wall
Since its introduction, the vicious walkers model has been studied in numerous papers.
The height and range of watermelons without wall
While early results mostly analyse the vicious walkers model in the continuum limit, there are nowadays many results for certain configurations directly based on the lattice path description given above.
The height and range of watermelons without wall
In a typical case, the vicious walkers move randomly on a one-dimensional discrete lattice.
Walkers on the circle
The results are in agreement with the prediction obtained for the mathematical models of one-dimensional vicious random walkers.
Walkers on the circle
In the past decade, systems of vicious random walks and non-intersecting Brownian motions have been investigated, and quantities such as the correlation functions , the one-point distribution functions and limit processes under appropriate scaling limits have been studied.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
Nagao, Dynamical Correlations for Vicious Random Walk with a Wal l, Nucl.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
In particular, it may obtain some global insight into the structure of the function f , and use this insight towards its vicious goals.
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
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