leonine

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or like a lion; fierce; powerful.

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Usage examples "leonine":

  1. He sat there looking at her, his white hair falling over his leonine head and neck, over his clear mournful eyes. - "The Mettle of the Pasture", James Lane Allen.
  2. But if he was fierce and cruel to others, he was at least kind to his mate, and he now put his great paw around her little shoulders and gave her one of his leonine kisses. - "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.
  3. Do you know that Floyd is rather of the leonine order? - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.