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fu•ry



Pronunciation: (fyoor'ē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.
2. violence; vehemence; fierceness: the fury of a hurricane; a fury of creative energy.
3. Furies, Class. Myth.minor female divinities: the daughters of Gaea who punished crimes at the instigation of the victims: known to the Greeks as the Erinyes or Eumenides and to the Romans as the Furiae or Dirae. Originally there were an indefinite number, but were later restricted to Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone.
4. a fierce and violent person, esp. a woman: She became a fury when she felt she was unjustly accused.
5. like fury, Informal.violently; intensely: It rained like fury.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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