Fury

Definition of Fury

Fu´ry
n.1.A thief.
Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies.
- J. Fleteher.
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.
I do oppose my patience to his fury.
- Shak.
3.(Greek Myth.) pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra; 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 Parcæ, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
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.

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