Examples of fiend in a Sentence
His hands were trembling, actually trembling, as if he were some sort of coffee fiend or something. —T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Road to Wellville, 1993
Wodehouse may not have liked Dickens, but he certainly read him. He read like a fiend. —Christopher Hitchens, Times Literary Supplement, 7-13 Sept. 1990
The shameless effrontery of the fiend, at the café, pretending to forget all he had done to her, begging to take up with her again, as if nothing had happened between them a dozen years ago. —Irving Wallace, The Plot, 1967
a fiend in human form
He's a real golf fiend.
Recent Examples of fiend from the Web
And that’s quite the gamble for the jewels, since the forest stocks no shortage of not only marauding ants, but other fiends like wasps and birds.
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Origin and Etymology of fiend
Middle English, from Old English fīend; akin to Old High German fīant enemy, Sanskrit pīyati he reviles, blames
First Known Use: before 12th century
FIEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fiend for English Language Learners
: an evil spirit : a demon or devil
: a very evil or cruel person
: a person who is very enthusiastic about something
FIEND Defined for Kids
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