• "The Iron Rim Rolling Savagely."
    "The Iron Rim Rolling Savagely."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n savageness the property of being untamed and ferocious "the coastline is littered with testaments to the savageness of the waters","a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Savage's Hut Savage's Hut
The Savages of Calicut The Savages of Calicut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Savageness The state or quality of being savage. "Wolves and bears, they say,
      Casting their savageness aside have done
      Like offices of pity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n savageness Savage character or condition; the state of being rude, uncivilized, or barbarous; barbarism.
    • n savageness Wild, fierce, or untamed disposition, instincts, or habits; cruelty; barbarity; savagery.
    • n savageness Fierceness: ferocity; rabid impetuosity.
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  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “Even savage animals can agree among themselves.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners.”
  • Voltaire
    “All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.”
  • William James
    “We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”
  • C. J. Weber
    C. J. Weber
    “The civilized savage is the worst of all savages.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.”


In literature:

On this island they discovered five or six savage tribes, from some of which they rescued seven of their former boy companions.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Stiff and sore, racked with pains and aches, coughing, limping, savagely hungry, the men rose.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It was more than eighteen months after he had formed this plan of capturing one of the savages before the savages made their appearance.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
In hers there was a kind of savage fierceness, in his an insolent confidence.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
What have the houses of most savage tribes improved from, each as invariable as the nest of a species of bird?
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
The dog is the companion of the savage, as well as the civilised man, in all parts of the world.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
If, however, they are trodden on, or are disturbed waiting for their prey, they become savage, and revenge themselves on the intruders.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
True, the savages are no longer there.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
They experience less molestation from the savages than ordinary travellers.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
It was here that they first fell in with savages.
"The Cannibal Islands" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

And yet, more marvellous! thy sway,
Amid the pathless wild,
Can humanize the beast of prey!
And make the savage mild!
"The Panther" by William Hayley
Ah, hadst thou lived, my warrior,
Among the glorious ones,
I had borne thee savage daughters
And beautiful fierce sons.
"The Warrior Maid" by Anna Hempstead Branch
Fierce rage is in his savage eye,
His tomahawk in air;
"Woman! what woman want?" he cries,
"Her death does woman dare!"
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
"To more than savage strength he joins
A more than human skill;
For arms, ne cunning may suffice
His cruel rage to still."
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
A second stroke so stiff and stern
Had laid the savage low;
But springing up, he rais'd his club
And aim'd a dreadful blow.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Up went the White! Ah then
The hurrahs that, once and agen,
Rang from three thousand men
All flushed and savage with fight!
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell

In news:

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's conservative news spoof 'The Colbert Report,' added his name to the long line of celebs and notables who've shot videos for Dan Savage's It Gets Better project.
The "Savages" director says that "fame" got to the former "Two and a Half Men" star.
Residents told to avoid Little Patuxent River after power outages cause Savage plant to overflow .
Tongues / Savage Love 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday Pegasus Theatre, UCO Liberal Arts Building 100 N University, Edmond 947-3375 $10-$14, $4 students.
Two religious groups will hang ads urging tolerance alongside anti-jihad advertisements in New York City subways that equate Muslim radicals with savages.
SAVAGE STREETS Bits and pieces of wilderness are returning to the city in gardens that amount to contained plots of wildness.
Most traditional accounts of 17 th century New England paint a picture of an uninhabited wilderness devoid of anything save dangerous animals and a few menacing savages.
'Savage' thought- provoking between laughs.
Conservative radio host Michael Savage offers Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the GOP presidential race.
Urban Savages Slug it out in God of Carnage.
Near the film's end, he harms another pooch even more savagely.
Director Christopher Nolan calls 'Dark Knight' mass shooting ' unbearably savage'.
"You can't sit in this chair without being a savage".
Herb Savage leads the singing of "God Bless America".
KCCIs Marcus McIntosh talks to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh about allegations lodged in an email by former workers.

In science:

Savage, Symmetric measures on Cartesian products, Trans.
A representation of exchangeable hierarchies by sampling from real trees
Savage, The Foundations of Statistics, (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1954).
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Savage’s axioms are known to only lead to finite additivity while [Arr70] showed that adding a monotone continuity assumption guarantees countable additivity.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
We consider the four depletion patterns observed in the Milky Way, namely, those in the warm halo (WH), warm disk + halo (WHD), warm disk (WD) and cool disk (CD) clouds (Savage & Sembach 1996).
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
Savage, “Sequential decoding–the computation problem,” Bell Syst.
Lower bounds to the Probability of Error for Classical and Classical-Quantum Channels