Examples of fury in a Sentence
I could see the fury in her eyes.
Nothing could contain his fury over their accusations.
He turned away from them in fury.
The hurricane unleashed its fury on hundreds of homes and businesses.
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Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week.
The tenure of former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — so full of sound and fury — ended in a whimper.
It easily could have been scored a hit because of its fury, but Urshela was saddled with an error.
Then the green flag waves and the bikes erupt in a fury.
America, the Kurds’ protector, opposed the referendum, and American-trained units helped recapture Kirkuk—to the fury of congressmen who believe the operation was orchestrated by Iran.
Ayewa avoids familiar hip-hop rhythms and the cliched sing-song cadences of poetry slams, instead summoning a fury to match her message: her voice rises and falls, accelerates and decelerates, interacting with the band with incredible subtlety.
With the sunroof open at high speeds, the spoiler rises another 25 degrees to mitigate the wind’s fury.
A year ago, the prevailing countenance of Kansas basketball was stoic senior Frank Mason, who with a certain grit and grim fury became the national player of the year.
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dire Straits and furies
Dire and fury share a history in Roman mythology, as each of these words is connected to the Erinyes, the avenging and terrifying deities of ancient myth who tormented criminals. The Romans referred to these goddesses as either the Dirae or the Furiae. The former is from the Latin word dirus, from which dire is descended, and the latter comes from furere, from where we get fury. The word dire is often found in conjunction with straits; in dire straits is used of a situation that is very bad or difficult. Our records indicate that this phrase began to be used in English at the end of the 18th century, when it appeared in Francis Fawkes’s The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius: “When now the heroes through the vast profound, Reach the dire straits with rocks encompass’d round.”
Origin and Etymology of fury
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbattle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, shrew, harpy, harridan, termagant, virago, vixen
Related Wordsfishwife, gorgon; carper, castigator, caviler (or caviller), censurer, critic, faultfinder, nitpicker, railer, scold; belittler, derider, detractor; pettifogger, quibbler
Near Antonymscalm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness
Synonym Discussion of fury
- tried to hide his anger
- cheeks flushed with ire
- shook with rage
- could not contain his fury
- a comment that caused general indignation
- I feared her wrath if I was discovered
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