FIERCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FIERCE
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fierce
 a.  physically violent and frightening; extremely severe or violent
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Through his astonishment there ran a fierce thrill of joy.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  She tightened her fierce hold about his neck.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  The attack came, there was fierce skirmishing and the Yankees were beaten back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  She began calling for Ashley, over and over, as if in a delirium until the hideous monotony gave Scarlett a fierce desire to smother her voice with a pillow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  There was a glow of grim pride in her usually gentle face, approbation and a fierce joy in her smile that equaled the fiery tumult in Scarlett's own bosom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  They were a soft-spoken, fierce, tired people who were defeated and would not know defeat, broken yet standing determinedly erect.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  A fierce desperation drove her as she saw the days slipping by and she wished she might grasp the hourglass in her hands and keep the sands from running.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
8  She still hated the Yankees with as fierce a hate as on the day when they tried to burn Tara, but she could dissemble that hate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
9  But Peter's words caused fierce resentment to burn in her breast, drove her to a defensive position, made her suddenly dislike her neighbors as much as she disliked the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Her eyes were red-rimmed from tears and, after giving Scarlett a reproving look, she turned her gaze back to Suellen, a fierce angry gaze that boded ill for her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
11  For all his dirty, ragged clothes there was about him, as about most mountaineers, an air of fierce silent pride that permitted no liberties and tolerated no foolishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
12  And Melanie, with a fierce "love-me-love-my-dog" look on her face, made converse with astounded hostesses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
13  '"An' he say ter me, right fierce lak: 'Open dem shutters.'
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
14  But it seemed to her now, driven by a fierce desire to cry: "I love you," that there was only this night, this hour, in which to tell Rhett what was in her mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
15  She sighed to think what her mother's fierce energies would have accomplished, had they been coupled with Mrs. Peniston's resources.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  The soil is baked dry by the fierce heat of the sun.
17  There is fierce competition to join the Special Branch.
18  He may look fierce, but he means no harm.
19  The British media have created a fierce controversy over Oxford's admission procedures and elitism in general.
20  This kind of fierce nationalism is a powerful and potentially volatile force.
21  The teams were in fierce contention for first place.
22  He said that at least 10 rebels were killed and more than 30 wounded in fierce urban warfare.
23  The fierce sun will parch the bare earth next month.
24  The tiger is not what we call valiant, only fierce and cruel.
25  A fierce quarrel split the partnership asunder: the two partners finally sundered their connections because their points of view were poles apart.
26  I think the contrast could not be much greater between a sleek gander and a fierce falcon: between a meek sheep and the rough-coated keen-eyed dog, its guardian.
27  I used to look at my master's face to see if it were sad or fierce; but I could not remember the time when it had been so uniformly clear of clouds or evil feelings.
28  The postman was bitten by a fierce dog.
29  Beneath that apparently calm surface is a man of fierce temper.
30  Yet school, which should have been a refuge, is also treacherous terrain for Matilda; its headmistress, is formidable, a fierce tyrannical monster who frightened the life out of pupils.