[ UK /fˈi‍əsli/ ]
[ US /ˈfɪɹsɫi/ ]
  1. in an emotionally fierce manner
    she was fiercely proud of her children
  2. in a physically fierce manner
    silence broken by dogs barking ferociously
    they fought fiercely
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How To Use fiercely In A Sentence

  • They drew swords, and fought fiercely, cussing and insulting each other as swiftly as they threw blows.
  • Its plans are likely to be fiercely opposed by residents, conservation groups and some environmentalists concerned at the impact on the landscape. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its political culture, once fiercely democratic, is being eroded by a manipulated, bureaucratic legalism that identifies dissent as disloyalty.
  • Yet we make no apology for fighting for our independence as fiercely as we fight in our journalism to expose wrongdoing and hold the powerful to account. Times, Sunday Times
  • It showed an old Sikh warrior on a pony, glaring at the camera fiercely, a huge spear in his hand.
  • Again, the music's mood is ritualistic and almost fiercely celebratory.
  • The bank has to butter up investors because it is in a fiercely competitive market.
  • Luke is placed in an isolated environment with strict rules, guards, and regimentation and his fiercely individualistic spirit immediately clashes.
  • They will always be fiercely competitive up front and totally committed in defence. The Sun
  • The noonday sun beat down fiercely; dusty air carried the stink of rotting garlic after a prolonged dry spell.
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