adjective, fierc·er, fierc·est.
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Still, there has always been an earnestness about him — a fierce loyalty to teammates, an obsession with studying and preparing and a warmth that always made him one of the most popular players everywhere he played.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It would have used those fierce tentacles — the longest was 14 feet — to latch onto its prey and pull it closer to its beaklike mouth.Giant squid that washed ashore in South Africa is a rare glimpse of the deep-sea creature|Heather Djunga|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The closer we get to the holidays, the more competition gets fierce over major seasonal terms.Holiday marketing: Get the data that puts you ahead of the competition|Sarah Mehlman|November 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The second-half battles have been too fierce to suggest that winning won’t follow eventually.Another tough loss has Washington at 2-6, but it’s too soon to give up on its NFC East hopes|Les Carpenter|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
In the 1990s, a fierce confrontation in the Pacific Northwest pitted loggers against activists and scientists trying to defend ancient forests.How a Fight Over Trees Transformed American Politics|Outside Editors|November 5, 2020|Outside Online
With twice as many British soldiers, Washington was in for a fiercely competitive battle of wit and strength.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the case of Wikipedia, its defenders were fiercely committed.
Fiercely proud of her heritage, she deplores the racial prejudice she encountered when she came to Hollywood at age 17.Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Middleton also says in her piece that she, like the rest of her family, is "fiercely competitive."Pippa Middleton's Crush on Princess Diana's Boyfriend|Tom Sykes|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Winstead admits she was a tough boss, maybe too tough, inexperienced in delegating and fiercely protective of her vision.'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead Is the Queen of Calling Bullshit|Caitlin Dickson|December 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then turning upon the Englishman, he said fiercely: "What have you come here for?"From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
"The Shepherdess has asked for witnesses, and she shall have them," answered Olfan fiercely.The People Of The Mist|H. Rider Haggard
He cast a viper's glance at the man who had unmasked him, and seized him fiercely by the arm.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
"You may be very sure I shan't, sir," said the Baronet, fiercely.The Tenants of Malory|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The fellow took it like a man in a daze—the daze of a slowly and fiercely solidifying resolution.