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
Where nails are concerned, many manicure fiends are loyal to go-to nail shapes — from square and oval to a mixture of the two.
Hjlamarsson was the most reliable defender on the Hawks, not to mention a shot-blocking fiend.
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A rural tea district in Bangladesh may soon become a major destination for contemporary art fiends.
Culture fiends will be happy to know that the fares also hold for the Day of the Dead festival (October 31 to November 2), which besides peak summer, Christmas, or New Year’s, is one of the most expensive times to visit Mexico.
For fashion fiends, the Via Mazzini is the place to lose yourself window-shopping and doing mental gymnastics on how much rent money to spend on clothes.
But Kosinski played other roles too: Holocaust survivor, con man, sex fiend, Hollywood actor, seer, a guy on the make.
This new play, about a fiend terrorizing village teenagers, includes a cast of downtown favorites like Jess Barbagallo and Pete Simpson, and creepy, immersive sound design by Ben Williams of Elevator Repair Service.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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
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