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something fierce

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something fierce

adverb phrase

In a harsh and pronounced way; severely: He cusses her out something fierce/ She came at me something awful (entry form 1909+, variant 1898+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Miss Merton is the taller, but there is something fierce in her eyes.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When it's working, this metal must cool off something fierce.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Yes, it certainly was something fierce, that cabin," went on the narrator.

    A Voice in the Wilderness Grace Livingston Hill
  • My limb pains me something fierce; very close veins is what I have.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards
  • The lights and shadows of this wicked world are something fierce.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • Gee, though, they'll be something fierce now they've learned how to walk.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • It's something fierce when it begins to break bad, ain't it?

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist John T. McIntyre
  • They're all up in the air down there and howling something fierce.

  • Then, as if it had just occurred to him: "Say—it must have been something fierce for you."

    Stranded in Arcady Francis Lynde
  • But when I woke up in the morning it was something fierce, the way I felt.

    Believe You Me! Nina Wilcox Putnam

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