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fierce (2 cf. ‘fierce credulity,’ ‘fierce flattery,’ Ben Jonson)
1. proud, haughty 2H6 IV. ix. 45 “he is and cannot brook hard language.”
2. wild, extravagant, excessive MND. IV. i. 75 “the vexation of a dream,” H8 I. i. 54 “ vanities,” Tim. IV. ii. 30 “the wretchedness that glory brings us,” Cym. V. v. 383 “This fierce abridgement.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.9
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1
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