They left a week ago, after the Ukrainian Army began the latest and fiercest episode of its “Anti-Terrorist Operation.”
The fiercest opposition to exporting oil and gas comes from environmental activists.
Still, even the fiercest critics had to concede the basic validity of Heritage's claim.
Daraya has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Damascus for months.
The Democrats reserved their fiercest attacks for the cables, watched by the more intense partisans.
But on the seventh day Charles led a battalion of his biggest, fiercest Germans straight against the Moorish center.
Thus died Fenrir, the fiercest of all the enemies of the Gods.
The scene was the fiercest and most imposing I ever witnessed.
Now and then, amidst their fiercest fighting, this becomes plain.
This seems prudent, but the region thus left blank was full of the fiercest and most warlike of the Armstrong name.
mid-13c., "proud, noble, bold," from Old French fers, nominative form of fer, fier "strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive" (Modern French fier "proud, haughty"), from Latin ferus "wild, untamed," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild, wild animal" (cf. Greek ther, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian zveris "wild beast").
Original English sense of "brave, proud" died out 16c., but caused the word at first to be commonly used as an epithet, which accounts for the rare instance of a French word entering English in the nominative case. Meaning "ferocious, wild, savage" is from c.1300. Related: Fiercely; fierceness.
Nasty; unpleasant; awful: Gee, it was fierce of me (1903+)