Origin of ferocious
Examples from the Web for ferociously
She appeared at his side, impish smile in place, dutiful, fragrantly rather than ferociously sexy, and—frustratingly—an adjunct.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We know that, mercifully, democratization scourged us only once in ferociously modern style: during the Civil War.
He was always affable but ultimately unknowable; intellectually incurious but ferociously ambitious.The Messy, Sordid Story of Jim Greer, Charlie Crist’s Man to a Fault|Rick Wilson|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The U.K. journalism world, in particular print journalism, is ferociously competitive,” he says.A Well-Spoken Invasion:The Brits Taking Over American Media|Lloyd Grove|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But keep an eye over the weekend on how ferociously the media wingnuts start whipping this vote.
The residue were ferociously bidden to an "extra" after dinner.The Lighter Side of School Life|Ian Hay
Dan was holding the skirts of a very young girl and shaking them ferociously in his mouth.Betty Vivian|L. T. Meade
The little schooner pitched so ferociously that only occasionally could he bring this object into the range of the glass.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Her voice had become soft, and she was chaffing him in a ferociously wheedling manner.
And he yawned so ferociously that he feared for the buildings.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for ferociously
Word Origin for ferocious
Word Origin and History for ferociously
1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox "fierce, wild-looking" (see ferocity). Related: Ferociously; ferociousness.