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Related to fierceness: capriciousness, circumspection
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Although in a state of perfect repose, and apparently disregarding, with characteristic stoicism, the excitement and bustle around him, there was a sullen fierceness mingled with the quiet of the savage, that was likely to arrest the attention of much more experienced eyes than those which now scanned him, in unconcealed amazement.
But straightways we saw divers of the people, with bastons in their hands, as it were forbidding us to land; yet without any cries or fierceness, but only as warning us off by signs that they made.
They separated with a start--one hurried through the gate out of the Grove, and the other, turning round, walked slowly, with a sort of saunter, towards Adam who still stood transfixed and pale, clutching tighter the stick with which he held the basket of tools over his shoulder, and looking at the approaching figure with eyes in which amazement was fast turning to fierceness.
His blood was as thoroughly up as Adam's now, and the two men, forgetting the emotions that had gone before, fought with the instinctive fierceness of panthers in the deepening twilight darkened by the trees.
A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to be afraid.
Under its in- fluence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness.
He looked at the girl in all her loveliness, and she looked at him in his fierceness and his might, red with war and wounds.
And so saying, he charged with levelled lance against the one who had spoken, with such fury and fierceness that, if luck had not contrived that Rocinante should stumble midway and come down, it would have gone hard with the rash trader.
Together the two lions depict the strength and fierceness of the Punjabi and the desire to excel in cricket.
The collaboration will include Misk Art Institute's exclusive partnership of Art Dubai Modern, with a non-selling exhibition exploring significant modern art movements from the region entitled "That Feverish Leap into the Fierceness of Life.
Those played by Janney and McDormand -- the likely winners for best supporting actress and actress -- share a fierceness with the detestable mother played by Mo'Nique in "Precious.
Barring these errors, the fierceness in his approach was apparent and this approach enabled him to continue as a leader in age bracket under 21 years.