Marlborough Street itself was the focus of all those human eyes, that betrayed intensest interest of various kinds; some fierce with anger, some lowering with relentless threats, some dilated with fear, or imploring entreaty; and, as Margaret reached the small side-entrance by the folding doors, in the great dead wall of Marlborough millyard and waited the porter’s answer to the bell, she looked round and heard the first long far-off roll of the tempest;—saw the first slow-surging wave of the dark crowd come, with its threatening crest, tumble over, and retreat, at the far end of the street, which a moment ago, seemed so full of repressed noise, but which now was ominously still; all these circumstances forced themselves on Margaret’s notice, but did not sink down into her pre-occupied heart.
Meanwhile, Payne and Hoste, being the best mounted, had obtained some little start, but even upon them the extended lines of the fierce pursuers were beginning to close.
24:025:037 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
His face being quite pale, his eyes shining open, and a great cut on his underlip bleeding profusely, gave this young fellow a fierce and ghastly air, which perhaps struck terror into many spectators.
In 277 the reigning monarch had him crucified and his body, for some unknown reason, flayed, and there began a fierce persecution of his adherents.
pleasantness Nor was forgot the porter Idleness,Nor Narcissus the fair of *yore agone, olden times*Nor yet the folly of King Solomon,Nor yet the greate strength of Hercules, Th’ enchantments of Medea and Circes,Nor of Turnus the hardy fierce courage, The rich Croesus caitif in servage.
he thought with a fierce, wild yearning that had in it something of the murderer's fell purpose, as he strained his gaze upon the wild signals of savage hostility.
What a fierce excitement of doubt, hope, and pleasure!
the vulture appeared: upon which the Oone, ascending into the air, attacked the monster, and after a fierce combat, tore him into halves; after which he descended to the prince, and said, "Go to the sultan, and acquaint him that his destructive enemy is slain."
The subtlety and strangeness of India--poison and daggers, the impassive faces and fierce hearts of Prince Bardai and his priestly adviser; a typical English week-end house party in the mystery-haunted castle, Twin Turrets, in Yorkshire; a vivid and contrasting background.
The Dolphins, the Whales, and the SpratTHE DOLPHINS and Whales waged a fierce war with each other.
Hengest still through the death-dyed winter dwelt with Finn, holding pact, yet of home he minded, though powerless his ring-decked prow to drive over the waters, now waves rolled fierce lashed by the winds, or winter locked them in icy fetters.
Fierce signifies having a furious and cruel nature, or being in a furious and cruel mood, more commonly the latter.
One fierce general cuts his rival's throat.
The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
said this gentleman--shouldering off a great number of the crowd, who vanished presently before his cocked hat and fierce appearance--and he entered the box in a most agitated state.
It was a fierce, hot joy, as if I was filled with vengeance.
This Indian summed up in his own person all the fierce hatred of the vanquished against the victor.
Upon the Tsay-ee-kah rolled in like breakers the fierce popular condemnation of the “deserters.”
God in heaven!--" He broke from his dramatic attitude and struck out in a fierce stride across the narrow chamber, turning like a caged animal.
As he passed through that sea of fierce eyes, all turned on him with a bloodthirsty stare, between that great crowd of savage forms, squatted around like tigers on the crouch, Eustace felt his pulses quicken.
She resembled, in her fierce pursuit of them, an infant pestilence--the scarlet fever, or some such half-fledged angel of judgment--whose mission was to punish the sins of the rising generation.
14:028:011 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.
Going back to the cradle of society, the orator painted those fierce times when men lived on acorns in the heart of woods.
This done, they were riding away well pleased, when up sprang a fierce lion, and roared out, ‘Whoever has stolen my roses shall be eaten up alive!’
He started as if he had been shot, threw up his head, and cried out in a fierce tone, "Don't tell me that, Jo, I can't bear it now!"
The fierce rapidity of this harangue, the audacity of the request embodied within it, took away the auditors' breath.
The disorientation from his head wound was fierce, and he wondered if he was really having this conversation.
09:020:034 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
And there the storm was again, back and even more fierce than it had been.
When departs The fierce soul from the body, by itself Thence torn asunder, to the seventh gulf By Minos doom’d, into the wood it falls, No place assign’d, but wheresoever chance Hurls it, there sprouting, as a grain of spelt, It rises to a sapling, growing thence A savage plant.
He's not a rough diamond--a pearl-containing oyster of a rustic: he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man.
The tumultuous thunder of the fierce war-dance sounded louder and louder upon the night--the glare of the distant fires reddened, and then glowed forth afresh.
Fierce-faced, stinking with a gut-wrenching stench, and heavily-armed with dozens of small razor-sharp throwing lances carried in bandoliers slung over their shoulders, there was no mistaking who was coming for a visit.
24:004:008 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
She shall not be buried in that,” he cried with a fierce snarl, and before an alarm could be raised sprang down the stairs and was gone.
"It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used to this business of adventures; those are giants; and if thou art afraid, away with thee out of this and betake thyself to prayer while I engage them in fierce and unequal combat."
The excitement of the fierce savages seems to have reached a pitch little short of downright frenzy.
The astonished Arabs wavered and broke; and then the soldiers, nobly led, swept forward in a long scattered line and drove the enemy from one sandy ridge to another--drove them across the rolling and uneven ground, every fold of which contained Dervishes--drove them steadily back over the sandhills, until all who were not killed or wounded were penned at the extreme southern end of the island, with the deep unfordable arm of the river behind them and the fierce black soldiers, roused to fury by their losses, in front.
Her fingers dropped from the frilling of her nightgown, and her fierce black eyes flashed at me.
The wind being as fierce as ever, we did not care to endanger the light in the lantern by rekindling the extinguished lamps on the staircase, but we examined the staircase from the bottom to the top and found no one there.
This Arcite then, with full dispiteous* heart, *wrathful When he him knew, and had his tale heard, As fierce as lion pulled out a swerd,And saide thus; “By God that sitt’th above, *N’ere it* that thou art sick, and wood for love, were it notAnd eke that thou no weap’n hast in this place, Thou should’st never out of this grove pace, That thou ne shouldest dien of mine hand.
Such was the affair of the 1st of May, and it is pleasing to relate that in this fierce fight the loss was not severe.
The impulse which was given to the Mahdi's cause was sufficient to raise a fierce opposition to the invading forces.
The fire is still fierce in the bowels of the mountain, and the sea may rush in there at any moment.
There was something horrible--something fierce and devilish--in the outburst of his delight at his own singing and playing, and in the triumph with which he watched its effect upon me as I shrank nearer and nearer to the door.
Then, turning, he deliberately blew out all the lights save the one that he carried, and once more humming his fierce improvised song of vengeance, he sped away through the gloom to rejoin his white companions, leaving this horrible pit of Tophet to the grisly occupancy of its hissing, crawling serpents and its new but fast dying human denizen.
It appears to me--who have been a calm and curious observer, as well in victory as defeat--that this fierce and bitter spirit of malice and revenge has never distinguished the many triumphs of my own party as it now did that of the Whigs.
Then acting under the directions of his fierce conqueror--three or four stalwart Kafirs raised the insensible form of the unfortunate settler and bore it away.
After fierce fighting, in which the Mu-jung section suffered heavy losses, a treaty was signed in 289, under which the Mu-jung tribe of the Hsien-pi recognized Chinese overlordship.