FEROCITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FEROCITY
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ferocity
 n.  savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  There was a carefully restrained ferocity in his dark face, a ruthlessness which would have frightened her had she the wits to see it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  But in the foamy confusion of their mixed and struggling hosts, the marksmen could not always hit their mark; and this brought about new revelations of the incredible ferocity of the foe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 66. The Shark Massacre.
3  While under the influence of these gentle and natural feelings, no trace of ferocity was to be seen in the softened features of the Sagamore.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
4  Magua paused, and for an anxious moment, it might be said, he doubted; then, casting his eyes on Cora, with an expression in which ferocity and admiration were strangely mingled, his purpose became fixed forever.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
5  During this moment of tumult, the most ruthless deeds of war were performed on the fragments of the tree, with as much apparent ferocity as if they were the living victims of their cruelty.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
6  The Delawares broke into the cover with the ferocity of their natures and swept away every trace of resistance by the fury of the onset.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
7  I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
8  The accounts of his ferocity as related by Mrs. Sowerberry and Charlotte, were of so startling a nature, that Mr. Bumble judged it prudent to parley, before opening the door.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
9  The son, on the other hand, had dropped all that jaunty, dashing style which had characterized him, and the ferocity of a dangerous wild beast gleamed in his dark eyes and distorted his handsome features.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
10  His head was horribly injured, and the whole room bore witness to the savage ferocity of the blow which had struck him down.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
11  This ferocity put the finishing touch to the disaster.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
12  The bravery exhibited there was almost barbarous and was complicated with a sort of heroic ferocity which began by the sacrifice of self.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
13  The cesspool no longer retains anything of its primitive ferocity.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—PRESENT PROGRESS
14  Now that she believed herself to be no longer observed, a sentiment resembling ferocity animated her countenance.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
15  Although Sinbad pronounced these words with much calmness, his eyes gave forth gleams of extraordinary ferocity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
Example Sentence:
1  The lion attacked its victim with great ferocity.
2  The ferocity of these outbreaks across the Eyre peninsula has taken the most hardened fire fighters by surprise.
3  He had never heard such ferocity in a man's voice.