They fiercely deny the CIA claim and blame it on enemies of the Afghan regime and The New York Times.
Never mind Hernandez's meager 34 percent plurality in the fiercely battled contest.
Middleton also says in her piece that she, like the rest of her family, is "fiercely competitive."
As a discipline, graffiti is fiercely competitive, territorial, and dominated by men.
Nancy Reagan is first and foremost remembered for how she fiercely protected her husband.
“I know not what stays my hand,” rejoined Guy Fawkes, fiercely.
Then he said fiercely to himself that he might be in the trap, but he would break out of it.
"We will give him a warm reception if he comes," replied Paslew, fiercely.
fiercely he bit another inch off his cigar, and muttered to himself.
How fiercely, devoutly wild is Nature in the midst of her beauty-loving tenderness!
mid-13c., "proud, noble, bold," from Old French fers, nominative form of fer, fier "strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive" (Modern French fier "proud, haughty"), from Latin ferus "wild, untamed," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild, wild animal" (cf. Greek ther, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian zveris "wild beast").
Original English sense of "brave, proud" died out 16c., but caused the word at first to be commonly used as an epithet, which accounts for the rare instance of a French word entering English in the nominative case. Meaning "ferocious, wild, savage" is from c.1300. Related: Fiercely; fierceness.
Nasty; unpleasant; awful: Gee, it was fierce of me (1903+)