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.
Recent Examples of fury from the Web
Supporters of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vented fury when the film was released in mid-October.
In a panic, the girl works her way through the book, calling forth a snake and then a dragon—now the room is a flurry of fighting and fury—before hitting on the final saving pose that will restore tranquility.
Those conditions could throw firefighters back on their heels and whip flames into more fury.
There sure can be, because the raw language gives you a better sense of the speaker’s passion or fury.
After an outcry from predictable quarters — Fox News treated her tweets with panic and fury more properly suited to a declaration of war — ESPN issued a public reprimand, which didn't quiet the controversy but exponentially fanned the flames.
This being her fury at the media, especially the New York Times, with its damaging infatuation with the email story.
Roem, who spends upwards of 30 hours a week asking for money, has learned to turn fury over Trump’s transgender policies into fundraising opportunities.
But the probable demise of the bill could well unleash more presidential furies on Twitter aimed at the Trump’s ostensible GOP allies.
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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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