furiousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n furiousness the property of being wild or turbulent "the storm's violence"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n furiousness The state of being furious; violent agitation; impetuous motion; madness; frenzy; rage.
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Act nothing in a furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages.”
  • H. H. Williams
    H. H. Williams
    “Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.”

Idioms

Fast and furious - Things that happen fast and furious happen very quickly without stopping or pausing.
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Usage

In literature:

He made a furious gesture, which was tantamount to sending her to the devil.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
She turned furiously to her visitor.
"The Palace of Darkened Windows" by Mary Hastings Bradley
But that, also, made Paul more furious.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
Bostwick by now was furious.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
His mien was too furious.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
It was not long before Dewey had a furious scrimmage with another cadet, whom he soundly whipped.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
We returned to find our American friend furious, full of the superior methods of luggage registration in the States.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The Khan was furious and ordered a general search.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
It was as if he were furious with his wife for being ill, furious with Maria, with life, and death itself.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He had lamed his pony the day before, by riding it furiously over a bad road after it had cast a shoe.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

O'er moss and moor, and holt and hilt,
His track the steady blood-hounds trace;
O'er moss and moor, unwearied still,
The furious Earl pursues the chase.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
Praise him each Salvage Furious Beast,
That on his Stores do daily feast:
And you tame Slaves of the laborious Plow,
Your weary Knees to your Creator bow.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
ONE hour to madness and joy!
O furious! O confine me not!
(What is this that frees me so in storms?
What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds mean?)
"One Hour To Madness And Joy" by Walt Whitman
"You're like a man I used to meet,
Who got one day so furious
In arguing, the simple heat
Scorched both his slippers off his feet!"
I said "THAT'S VERY CURIOUS!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto VI ( Dyscomfyture )" by Lewis Carroll
No man, alas! nor angel e'er can tell,
How great my woe! how infinite my pain!
In the fierce fires and furious flames of hell;
Where I am doom'd for ever to remain.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Wounded in furious conflict oft and sore
By those fierce children of the younger days,
Her hands must battle for her own once more,
Nor yet may rest beside her hard-won bays.
"South Africa - 1899" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The mysterious movie that sparked furious protests at US embassies across the Middle East this week might not even exist.
Retaliation feared for Fast and Furious whistle-blowers.
With the Narrator singing ruefully, "If he had stayed downtown like me/This would have ended happily," the men have a furious brawl, ending with a death and a nice plot twist.
The yellowtail bite was fast and furious, as expected along this Bimini, Bahamas reef.
I have a wonderful sweet TB named Furious Lad .
Newly released documents on Operation Fast and Furious met with little media comment on Friday.
Mexico lawmakers livid over US 'Operation Fast and Furious'.
Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson clash furiously on a radio show about their tax arrangements, after which Mr Johnson tells Mr Livingstone that accusations levelled at him are "all f****** lies".
Southampton residents are furious after designer Tory Burch sold her Meadow Lane estate for less than half what she paid for it — fearing it will leave an unfashionable stain on the property.
Madonna Fans Furious Over Cher's Tweets.
Fall is a time of furiously paced nectar gathering in the insect world.
Holder on 'Fast and Furious': Never again .
Fast and Furious stonewalling looks like guilt.
The Oklahoma City Thunder booked their place in the National Basketball Association finals on the back of a furious second-half comeback led by Kevin Durant to take a series-clinching 107-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
AMT/Ertl has cornered the market on producing models from the two Fast and the Furious movies.
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In science:

CGC either the system does a lot of isentropic work or partons multiply furiously or some combination of the two.
The Color Glass Condensate: A summary of key ideas and recent developments
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