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Definition of Fury

Fury

  1. A thief.
  2. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
  3. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.
  4. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
  5. One of the Parcae, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
  6. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.

Fury Quotations

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

Abused patience turns to fury.
Thomas Fuller

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Francis Quarles

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
William Congreve

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Bertrand Russell
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Fury Translations

fury in French is furie
fury in German is Furie
fury in Latin is rabies
fury in Norwegian is raseri, furie

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