Origin of ferocious
Examples from the Web for ferocious
The man behind the desk is a fictional character—a ferocious patriot exposing the limits of rigid ideology.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead they operated out of a vast network of tunnels, and the combat was as ferocious as any the IDF has seen for many years.
I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.
All of this is playing out against a backdrop of ferocious political rivalries and discord in the capital of Sanaa.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck|Shuaib Almosawa|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seems uncomfortable in front of the camera but the moment he starts to rap he gains a ferocious confidence.
Beneath this disguise was concealed a keen knowledge of art, combined with a ferocious skill in bargaining.A Zola Dictionary|J. G. Patterson
In this manner did he indulge in the wild and uncouth glee of a savage as ferocious as he was powerful.The Dead Boxer|William Carleton
This is a ferocious and passionate version, but it is substantially not an unreal account of the position.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)|John Morley
To-day I timidly approached one of the ferocious looking animals he writes about.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
The raiding, party hurled itself into the trench, headed by an officer of ferocious mien.