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Such fiercenesses are silenced now; but, silent, they have still their utterance, and it is here.
Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
The history of man is not simply the conquest of external power; it is first the conquest of those distrusts and fiercenesses, that self-concentration and intensity of animalism, that tie his hands from taking his inheritance.
The World Set Free Herbert George 1914
The dormant possibilities of his own fanatical nature rose up before him -- pale, inarticulate fiercenesses crushed so long, and now trembling eagerly under his breath at the prospect of a little more liberty in loving.
Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes 1886
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