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Fury, 1) a goddess of vengeance: Tit. V, 2, 82. Ant. II, 5, 40. “possessed with a F.” Ado I, 1, 193. “is as a F. to torment my soul,” H6C I, 3, 31. Plur. “--ies:” Mids. V, 289. All's V, 3, 261. H4B V, 3, 110. R3 I, 4, 57.
2) a storm of anger, rage: Ven. 318. Tp. V, 26. Mids. IV, 1, 167. Merch. IV, 1, 11. Tw. III, 4, 213. Wint. IV, 4, 482. John V, 2, 127. H6A III, 1, 123. IV, 2, 10. IV, 3, 28. IV, 7, 11. H6B V, 1, 27. H6C I, 4, 23. V, 5, 57. Tim. III, 5, 18. 71 etc. “I understand a f. in your words, but not the words,” Oth. IV, 2, 32. Used of the elements: Lucr. 648. Tp. I, 2, 392. H6B III, 1, 354. H6C II, 5, 8. Plur. “--ies,” H5 IV, 7, 37 (Fluellen's speech).
3) impetuosity: Ven. 554. Lucr. 501. Gentl. IV, 1, 45. Wiv. II, 1, 92. John I, 265. Ant. IV, 6, 9. Cymb, III, 1, 68. V, 5, 8 “the f. spent, anon did this break from her,” Wint. III, 3, 26 (i. e. her violent fit of weeping).
4) madness, frenzy: Err. V, 147. Tim. III, 6, 118.
5) enthusiasm, exaltation of fancy: “spendest thou thy f. on some worthless song?” Sonn. 100, 3. “what zeal, what f. hath inspired thee now?” LLL IV, 3, 229. “a sibyl . . . in her prophetic f. sewed the work,” Oth. III, 4, 72.
6) name of a dog: Tp. IV, 258.
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