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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fury  \Fu"ry\,  n.  [L.  fur.] 
  A  thief.  [Obs.] 
 
  Have  an  eye  to  your  plate,  for  there  be  furies.  --J. 
  Fleteher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fury  \Fu"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Furies}.  [L.  furia,  fr  furere  to  rage: 
  cf  F.  furie.  Cf  {Furor}.] 
  1.  Violent  or  extreme  excitement;  overmastering  agitation  or 
  enthusiasm. 
 
  Her  wit  began  to  be  with  a  divine  fury  inspired. 
  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  2.  Violent  anger;  extreme  wrath;  rage;  --  sometimes  applied 
  to  inanimate  things  as  the  wind  or  storms;  impetuosity; 
  violence.  ``Fury  of  the  wind.''  --Shak. 
 
  I  do  oppose  my  patience  to  his  fury.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  pl  (Greek  Myth.)  The  avenging  deities,  Tisiphone,  Alecto, 
  and  Meg[ae]ra;  the  Erinyes  or  Eumenides. 
 
  The  Furies,  they  said  are  attendants  on  justice, 
  and  if  the  sun  in  heaven  should  transgress  his  path 
  would  punish  him  --Emerson. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  Parc[ae],  or  Fates,  esp.  Atropos.  [R.] 
 
  Comes  the  blind  Fury  with  the  abhorred  shears,  And 
  slits  the  thin-spun  life.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  A  stormy,  turbulent  violent  woman;  a  hag;  a  vixen;  a 
  virago;  a  termagant. 
 
  Syn:  Anger;  indignation;  resentment;  wrath;  ire;  rage; 
  vehemence;  violence;  fierceness;  turbulence;  madness; 
  frenzy.  See  {Anger}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fury 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  intense  anger;  "hell  hath  no  fury  like  a  woman 
  scorned";  "his  face  turned  red  with  rage"  [syn:  {rage}, 
  {madness}] 
  2:  state  of  violent  mental  agitation  [syn:  {craze},  {delirium}, 
  {frenzy},  {hysteria}] 
  3:  the  property  of  being  wild  or  turbulent;  "the  storm's 
  violence"  [syn:  {ferocity},  {fierceness},  {furiousness},  {vehemence}, 
  {violence},  {wildness}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fury 
  as  attributed  to  God,  is  a  figurative  expression  for  dispensing 
  afflictive  judgments  (Lev.  26:28;  Job  20:23;  Isa.  63:3;  Jer. 
  4:4;  Ezek.  5:13;  Dan.  9:16;  Zech.  8:2). 
 




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