Many natives, even if armed, refuse, however, to molest an adult male gorilla, on account of its ferocity when wounded.
The signs at the zoo made visitors aware of the ferocity of the caged animals.
From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.
He is much less of a mere mocker than Lucian, and he is entirely destitute, even when he deals with monks or pedants, of the ferocity of Swift.
In confinement it evinces great ferocity, opening its mouth and erecting its fangs, from which the poison is seen to flow in drops.
There remains, however, a letter from the king, in which Philip tells his old favourite, with frivolous ferocity, that it might be necessary to sacrifice his life in order to avert unpopularity from the royal house.
The ferocity of the illness took my father by surprise and he barely made it to the hospital in time to receive treatment.
Nobody in attendance was expecting the extreme ferocity of the debate, so it made many people feel uncomfortable.
Of so dissolute a life that, although married, he had children by several mistresses at the same time, he gave vent to all his passions with a ferocity that was bestial rather than human.
The rival forces met at Sievershausen on the 9th of July 1553, and after a combat of unusual ferocity Albert was put to flight.
From the earliest times, owing to its great strength, speed, and ferocity when at bay, the boar has been one of the favourite beasts of the chase.
It was said to exceed all other American mammals in ferocity of disposition and muscular strength.
Old males are remarkable for the ferocity of their disposition, as well as for other disagreeable qualities; but when young they can easily be tamed.
Their ferocious appearance, and not infrequently the habits of their owners, have given this breed a reputation for ferocity and low intelligence.
Natives enjoying tribal government were not enslaved, but nothing could exceed in ferocity the measures taken to reduce recalcitrant tribes to submission.
The ferocity with which he conducted the war was forced on him by the government generals, who refused quarter.
In habits the leopard resembles the other large cat-like animals, yielding to none in the ferocity of its disposition.
There is a ferocity and fanaticism which manifests itself in the belief that war was a sacred campaign of deity against deity.
He hurried back to Italy, and repressed the movement with his usual ferocity, but died in 1197.
The growing ferocity of the Terror appeared more hideous as the dangers threatening the government receded.