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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They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.’
Hell hath no fury like a united nation of women on a singular mission.
Four years later, to Mr Museveni’s surprise and fury, a fifth of his army defected overnight, taking their weapons with them.
Her innocence and righteous fury are the perfect foil to the whacked-out cynicism of Johnny, Lucy, and Lucy's assistant Frank Dawson (Giancarlo Esposito).
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Her fury, humiliation, and exasperation sprawl through Hunger.
Ronald Reagan, by contrast, might have sent the nation careering to the barricades with tears and fury.
The fury happens at the quarter-mile paved oval in the form of a 50-lap race for Winged Sprintcars, and the fire comes courtesy of the City of Meridian’s Fourth of July fireworks display.
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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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