What does the word ferocity mean?

Usage examples for ferocity

  1. Perhaps, however, it was rightly inferred that the ferocity of one inscription might be best left to counteract the influence of the other. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  2. The wind blew with such ferocity that it was difficult not to think it an animated being. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  3. The colonel looked up through his glasses with the sort of ferocity elderly men sometimes have to put on in order to keep their glasses from falling off. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells