In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Then I set about it with such ferocity that in minutes it lay in pieces.
- Today for most they are a faded memory; yet at the time, the battle was bloody and fought with great ferocity.
- The largely unreported clashes that ensued were of exceptional ferocity.
- The ferocity of that effort almost reduced the woodwork to rubble.
- Never listen to those who warn that ferocity on our part reduces us to the level of the terrorist.
- An album that finally demonstrates that ferocity and intelligence coexist beautifully.
- Yet we do need some sort of violent metaphor to bring home the length, ferocity and success of the campaign.
- That night a wind-storm of unexpected ferocity gathered over the island.
- The ferocity of the seas and winds however, meant that the rescue was far from straightforward.
- The students' warning is loud and clear, but it has lost its former ferocity and urgency.
- Found in the third century BC, the crocodile was respected by the Egyptians for its power and ferocity.
- Asked about why this issue was so close to her heart, the full ferocity of her anger really takes off.
- Any idea of separating the careers of prosecutor and judge was attacked with ferocity.
- The sheer ferocity of its will would appear to preclude compromise.
- All the way down from Glasgow there is a downpour of such ferocity that I fear for my life.
- And the frequency and ferocity of the current crop of storms is truly terrifying.
- This power, we learn, has been asserted with ferocity over the past five decades.
- Back then, his face had been firm and strong and his bright amber eyes had had a ferocity to them that could be intimidating but also very warm.
- Sandstorms are hardly novel in Beijing, but the sheer ferocity of these tempests was.
- They will fight with a ferocity, a determination, and a skill, that will astound us.
2(intensity)(of wind, sea) furia feminine(of temper, anger, debate) ferocidad feminine(of temper, anger, debate) violencia feminine
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