This he did not possess for long, for two things made him hated and despised; the one, his having kept sheep in Thrace, which brought him into contempt (it being well known to all, and considered a great indignity by every one), and the other, his having at the accession to his dominions deferred going to Rome and taking possession of the imperial seat; he had also gained a reputation for the utmost ferocity
by having, through his prefects in Rome and elsewhere in the empire, practised many cruelties, so that the whole world was moved to anger at the meanness of his birth and to fear at his barbarity.
His Zodangan crew was pouring broadside after broadside into us and we were returning their fire with equal ferocity
Branches, great and small, torn away by the ferocity
of the tornado, hurtled through the wildly waving verdure, carrying death and destruction to countless unhappy denizens of the thickly peopled world below.
To face that savage mountain of onrushing ferocity
, to stand unshaken before the hideous fangs that he knew were bared in slavering blood-thirstiness, though he could not see them, required nerves of steel; but of such were the nerves of Carthoris of Helium.
That it is a beautiful animal there is no gainsaying, but if its size and colors are magnified here within Pellucidar, so is the ferocity
of its disposition.
He was battered and bruised and covered with blood from Numa and dirt from the trail, yet not for an instant did he lessen the ferocity
of his mad attack nor his grim hold upon the back of his antagonist.
I never saw any creature so quick upon its feet as was that great Airedale, nor such frightful ferocity
as he manifested in his attacks.
The make-believe of ferocity
passed out of his growls; the ferocity
in them became real.
There were days when all the air was vexed with roars and squalls of ferocity
and agony from the arena, until the last animal in the cages was excited and ill at ease.
So White Fang could only eat his heart in bitterness and develop a hatred and malice commensurate with the ferocity
and indomitability of his nature.
Holding a microscope to the first-mentioned red ant, I saw that, though he was assiduously gnawing at the near fore leg of his enemy, having severed his remaining feeler, his own breast was all torn away, exposing what vitals he had there to the jaws of the black warrior, whose breastplate was apparently too thick for him to pierce; and the dark carbuncles of the sufferer's eyes shone with ferocity
such as war only could excite.
The one producing a temper of hardness and ferocity
, the other of softness and effeminacy, I replied.