fierce·​ly | \ ˈfirs-lē How to pronounce fiercely (audio) \

Definition of fiercely

1 : in a fierce or vehement manner fiercely competitive
2 : to a high degree : very fiercely expensive

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Then, the Orange and Blue's fiercely loyal following would turn back to the MLS season in a couple of weeks with a fresh perspective and renewed energy. Patrick Brennan,, "USMNT takeaways: FC Cincinnati, U.S. men's national team have plenty in common," 10 June 2019 Some were vehemently disappointed over her villainous turn, some remained fiercely loyal and excused her acts of violence, others believed her storyline hinted at tyranny all along, and legions blamed writers for the seemingly unfounded plot twist. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Was "Flabbergasted" by Daenerys Targaryen's Ending in Game of Thrones Season 8," 21 May 2019 No longer ruled by the Habsburg king or obedient to the pope, the Dutch were a Protestant republic — fiercely independent and proud. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Specialized tours enrich travel," 14 Nov. 2018 Oil producers are pumping fiercely, and crude prices are up since last summer but still below previous peaks. Jeff Brown, WSJ, "Oil MLPs Are Beckoning Again, but Know the Risks," 6 May 2018 In the dark world of the CW show, Luke's character remained positive and fiercely loyal and he will be missed. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What Will Happen to "Riverdale" Following Luke Perry's Death?," 4 Mar. 2019 Trump has repeatedly and fiercely denied this, but Goldstone’s emails setting up the meeting suggest it’s possible. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Paul Manafort is the first Trump Tower meeting attendee to flip," 14 Sep. 2018 Russia has fiercely denied British accusations over the Skripals’ poisoning and accused London of using the incident to fan an anti-Russian campaign. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Novichok nerve agent that sickened UK couple," 5 July 2018 Colangelo fiercely denied having any knowledge of what Bottini was up to on her various social media accounts in a personal statement released Thursday. Sarah Todd,, "Barbara Bottini's Twitter act cost Bryan Colangelo his job with Sixers," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of fiercely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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showing courage and determination

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