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 Meanings and Examples of FEROCIOUS
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ferocious
 a.  fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  At that moment, a ferocious growl became audible.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
2  The cities make ferocious men because they make corrupt men.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  And whether, the fault once committed and confessed, the chastisement had not been ferocious and disproportioned.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
4  The most ferocious creatures are disarmed by caresses bestowed on their young.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
5  It was implacable duty; the police understood, as the Spartans understood Sparta, a pitiless lying in wait, a ferocious honesty, a marble informer, Brutus in Vidocq.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
6  Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
7  Its light favored Blucher's ferocious pursuit, betrayed the traces of the fugitives, delivered up that disastrous mass to the eager Prussian cavalry, and aided the massacre.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
8  Liars of terrible devotion, caverns of virgins, ferocious places.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
9  The most ferocious beasts are beasts which are blind.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
10  The Barriere du Combat is not the Coliseum, but people are as ferocious there as though Caesar were looking on.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
11  Leblanc, and passed in front of the bench on which Marius had seated himself once more, Marius darted a sullen and ferocious glance at her.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—THE VETERANS THEMSELVES CAN BE HAPPY
12  They are brutally voracious, that is to say, ferocious, not after the fashion of the tyrant, but after the fashion of the tiger.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
13  He was genteel, effeminate, graceful, robust, sluggish, ferocious.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—BABET, GUEULEMER, CLAQUESOUS, AND MONTPARNASS...
14  Only, in cities, that which thus conceals itself is ferocious, unclean, and petty, that is to say, ugly; in forests, that which conceals itself is ferocious, savage, and grand, that is to say, beautiful.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
15  His face was square, with a thin, firm mouth, thick, gray, and very ferocious whiskers, and a look that was enough to turn your pockets inside out.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIV—IN WHICH A POLICE AGENT BESTOWS TWO FISTFULS ...
Example Sentence:
1  Once again there's been ferocious blood-letting in the township.
2  The police had had to deal with some of the most ferocious violence ever seen on the streets of London.
3  The Democrat convention has set the scene for a ferocious election campaign this autumn.
4  The storm grew more and more ferocious with each second.
5  The ferocious winds seemed about to tear the ship to pieces.
6  As docile as he seems today, that old lion was once a ferocious, snarling beast.